Activate Your Career: Video Series

The Centre for Student Involvement & Careers at UBC supports undergraduate and graduate students to become career-ready graduates – helping you to connect your talents, interests and education to the changing world of work. Wherever, whenever… hone your career knowledge on your own time with the on-demand Video Series. Our experienced career educators have crafted… Read more

Three Questions Employers Ask as They Review Your Resume

Modified from Danielle Barkley’s Virtual Resume Review Presentation Your resume is usually the first opportunity you’ll have to make a good impression on a potential employer, and a well-crafted one should be more than just a list of previous positions and experiences — it should be a persuasive “pitch” on your value as a prospective… Read more

Digital Skills for Youth

Building Tomorrow’s Workforce Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y) connects underemployed post-secondary graduates with small businesses and not-for-profit organizations where they can gain meaningful work experience to help them transition to career-oriented employment.

Tips to Land a New Job Virtually

As the long-term economic impacts of Covid-19 are still uncertain, job-seekers face a particularly challenging road ahead. Despite these challenges, opportunities still exist for those who are able to adapt their job search to this new digital environment. In many ways, successfully adapting your job search requires the same skills that lead to career success… Read more

How to Stay Focused in Your Job Search

Brent Cameron

How has networking or job searching changed since lockdown restrictions went into effect? Not surprisingly, networking has been disrupted considerably.  Gone are the opportunities to network at business and social events – often leading to random encounters that open new doors and opportunities.  “Coffee” meetings remain rare.  However, while the pandemic has closed certain doors… Read more

Fostering a culture of trust and embracing failure

Fostering a culture of trust and embracing failure

Have you ever been afraid to try something new? To give your opinion during a meeting? To suggest a new idea to your group? Many of us are familiar with that little inner voice that tells us it is better to do nothing than to risk failure. Let’s change the narrative on what it means… Read more

Claim Your Free .CA Website

Build a 1-page website for your resumeor side-gig in less than 1 hour Everything you need to get online, included: A Free .CA domain1 Branded email account (eg. Powerful DIY 1-page website builder Mobile-ready website templates tailored for portfolios, resumes & businesses FREE for 1 full year to UBC students and alumni4

Finding Your First “Real” Job in 2020


The first half of 2020 has proven to be remarkably eventful. A global pandemic has gripped virtually every person in almost every country around the world. Social justice movements are accelerating in attempts to bring greater equity to marginalized communities. News cycles have increased in speed, presenting to us our changing world, minute-by-minute. In this… Read more

Resources for Indigenous Graduates

UBC Enrolment Services, the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers (CSIC) and the First Nations House of Learning (FNHL) have created a resource guide to help you move through the next phases of your career journey.  Use it to help you work through your immediate job search process. as well as to work towards your longer-term… Read more

Growing Industries and Job Opportunities

Who’s hiring now? Job searching is challenging at the best of times. With the economy taking a massive hit right now due to Covid-19, many people are faced with losing their jobs while others are graduating into an economy with seemingly limited opportunities. There is a light on the horizon and hope is certainly not… Read more