What does it mean to be influential? While some people possess a natural talent to make themselves heard, for others it is a skill that requires years to perfect. However, it’s critical to develop this ability as it can mean the difference between achieving one’s goals and failing to mobilize the support or resources one… Read more
Every year, thousands of Canadian citizens move to the United States in pursuit of employment opportunities. However, the process is not as simple as finding a job and making the move. There are many steps that you must take and considerations to think about. What job category will you fit into? What are the benefits… Read more
In this webinar, Dr. Deirdre Pickerell presents the top 10 best practices to follow when negotiating an employment contract. This webinar will provide insight into the research you should be doing, how to best present your case, clauses to watch for, and when to walk away. Whether you have been offered your first job or are a seasoned professional beginning a new position, these tips will help you to navigate the negotiation process with ease.
To effectively manage your career it is important to consider both internal and external influences, including personal characteristics, evolving interests, motivated skills, organizational goals, and occupational trends. It is an ongoing process of evaluating yourself and exploring the market then strategizing which opportunities best align with your future goals. This webinar will introduce tips and strategies for managing your career, at the early stages and beyond.
On June 9th, alumni UBC and Wesbrook Village (DiscoverWesbrook.com) presented Wesbrook Talks event featuring Victor de Bonis, BCom’89, the Chief Operating Officer for Canucks Sports and Entertainment & Alternate Governor for the NHL. Back in the ‘80s when the Vancouver Canucks were searching for wins in a tough Smythe Division, Victor de Bonis could be found parking cars at the… Read more
On March 3, 2015, alumni UBC and Wesbrook Village (DiscoverWesbrook.com) presented the third in the series of Wesbrook Talks, featuring former Peter A. Allard School of Law professor and honorary UBC alumna, The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., LLD’90, Chief Justice of Canada. Learn how she became interested in law and hear about some of the… Read more
Some degrees lead graduates towards a specific career. But for many grads the path to a great career is less direct and some career exploration is required. So where should you begin? Attending networking events and participating on online platforms such as LinkedIn are a start, but what you really need to do is conduct… Read more
Your resume lists the best schools (naturally) and your experience and skills meet the requirements of the job postings you come across. Yet despite looking good on paper, your applications don’t seem to be translating into calls and interviews. So what are you missing? How can you get into the head of the people doing… Read more
On September 18th, alumni UBC and Wesbrook Village (DiscoverWesbrook.com) presented the second in the series of Wesbrook Talks, featuring arts supporter, Polygon Homes chairman and start an evolution campaign cabinet member, Michael Audain, BA’62, BSW’63, MSW’65, LLD’14, OC, OBC. Find out how he got started in the home building business, and hear about the influences that shaped his long, successful career and inspired… Read more
For decades women have been fighting for workplace equality, and in many sectors, progress has been made. But in boardrooms and executive offices across the country, there remains a noticeable absence of women in senior leadership positions. What lies behind this gender imbalance? Is it due to deeply-ingrained biases by those making the appointments? Or… Read more
Mid-career can often feel like a time of stagnation. After investing 15-20 years, individuals may feel overwhelmed, underutilized, or completely trapped. Career management is a skill that many need to develop and doesn’t have to focus on a major change. Instead, this webinar will introduce the notion of career engagement and share tips and strategies for getting, and staying, engaged.