Career advising

Reasons to connect with a Career Development Specialist or Career Peer Mentor

  • Career exploration
  • Job search strategies
  • Graduate school exploration
  • Resume reviews
  • Mock interviews
  • General career-related questions

Find availability and book your appointment:

If you are an undergraduate student, your first stop should be the Career Peer Mentors.

Schedules vary throughout the week. View appointment availability through the link below.

CAREER PEER MENTOR APPOINTMENTS

Can’t make it to a virtual appointment? Drop in to see a Career Peer Mentor in person.

Available Monday – Thursday, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

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If you are a graduate student, book an appointment with the Career Development Specialist.

Available for In-Person appointments 9 am – noon Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

Available for Virtual appointments 9 am – noon Tuesday & Friday

Career Development APPOINTMENTs

Attend a Careers Workshop

Find upcoming workshops through the Events Calendar or the Student & Alumni Job Board

Resume Building

Make sure your resume is competitive and up to date. Join our career development specialist for some tips to build or update your resume.

Interview Skill Building

Practice answering interview questions with a friend, colleague or UBC staff member.

To schedule a mock interview, book an appointment.

Virtual Job Search Strategies

Join our Career Development Specialist to learn some tips, tricks and strategies for navigating your virtual job search.

Career Planning by Year Level – What to expect

Get a head start on your career plan by attending a workshop tailored to your year level.

  • Career exploration and discussion around personal skills, values, and interests
  • Identify career options
  • Learn how to enhance your skill set
  • Discuss relevant academic programs
  • Reflection
  • Career exploration and gain relevant experience
  • Explore Co-op
  • Get curious by networking and speak with professionals in your field of interest
  • Discuss how and what major to chose based on career research
  • Goal set in order to met career criteria (GPA, internships, directed studies, experience, pre-req courses etc)
  • Reflection
  • Career exploration and gain relevant experience
  • Continue to be curious by networking and speak with professionals in your field of interest
  • Reflect on your experience/internship/co-op and continue or make adjustments to the plan
  • Explore further education options and application processes
  • Follow your career plan and reflect
  • Continue to build experience
  • Build relationships and identify opportunities

Build Meaningful Connections

Connection building

  • Finding you have some extra time to dedicate to networking? Join UBC on Hub of Ten Thousand Coffees to meet with alumni and other students.
    • Check out this article before logging in to get tips for a successful virtual coffee.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile and start connecting with UBC Alumni and professionals today!
    • Check our events page to find upcoming workshops, including our “Rock your LinkedIn Profile” workshops.

Find out who is hiring

Check out the Canadian COVID-19 List of Hiring Companies

Log in to the UBCO Student & Alumni Job Board

Personal and Professional Development

Continue to improve personally and professionally by attending Webinars and events hosted by employers. Find UBC events on the UBC Okanagan Events Calendar or Industry events on the Student and Alumni Job Board. LinkedIn is also a great platform for finding events that may interest you.

Meet the team

Contact Jana with any questions regarding on or off campus employment opportunities for UBCO students and alumni.  As well as any questions with regards to work integrated learning opportunities.

Email: jana.petrone@ubc.ca

Contact Michele for any questions about on-campus employment opportunities, the Job Board, or the Work Study program.

Email: michele.gabourie@ubc.ca

Contact Christine if you are interested in working with the Career Development team on upcoming projects or initiatives.

Email: christine.squire@ubc.ca

Interested in connecting your organization with the UBCO community? Reach out to Carly to learn more about how you can collaborate with the university, attract top talent and create opportunities with the Okanagan campus.

Email: carly.cameron@ubc.ca

Contact Luke for any support in building your career, from resume building, interview preparation, and ideas for the next steps in your life story. Sometimes all it takes is a conversation and great ideas and pathways present themselves to you.

Email: luke.penner@ubc.ca

4th Year PPE

Hi everyone! My name is Izabela and I’m in my 4th year as an Arts student majoring in PPE (Philosophy, Political Science, Economics). I’m super excited to welcome you to the UBCO community and campus. Since we don’t know each other yet, I’d like to tell you a little bit more about myself. I’ve lived in the Kelowna area for over 12 years after immigrating from Belarus, so I know all the best restaurants, cafes, and study spots. My recent favorites are Central Kitchen + Bar (amazing staff and food!) and Third Space Café (a non-profit that supports free counselling for youth). On a more academic note, I’ve spent lots of time on campus so I can be a great tour guide, address any questions you have about campus spaces, and give you tips on juggling coursework and a social life. I’m really looking forward to meeting you!

3rd Year Biology

Hi everyone! My name is Unjalee Parmar and I am a third-year Science student majoring in Biology. I am originally from Calgary, Alberta and I love spending time outdoors hiking, skiing, and rock climbing. I’m also really into photography and travelling. This year, I am going to be involved with the executive team of the Microbiology Course Union and student clubs, such as jack.org, SISU and VOCO. My favourite place to grab a coffee on campus is Green Bean in the UNC building. I’m looking forward to meeting new people this school year! If you see me on campus, feel free to say hi!

3rd Year Biochemistry

Hello! I’m Tanner Pereschitz and I am a third-year Biochemistry major in the Medical and Molecular Biology stream. My hometown is Richmond, B.C. If you ever pass through Richmond, make sure to stop in for some sushi! In my free time I enjoy listening to music, playing chess, and throwing a frisbee around. You can find me involved with the UBCO Heat Ultimate and the UBCO IGEM club this year. I look forward to serving you and helping you succeed this year.

3rd Year Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Hello everyone! My name is Helen Chiang and I am a 3rd-year student majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. I am a research-enthusiast and recently just finished my short internship at BC Cancer Kelowna working on a project related to breast cancer! Outside of school, you would find me reading, biking, blogging, or getting coffee at Tim Hortons. It’s my pleasure to be your career mentor, and don’t hesitate to say hi whenever you see me around.

3rd Year Human Kinetics

Hello, my name is Trishna and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a third-year student majoring in Human Kinetics. I currently live in Calgary, Alberta. In my free time I like to read or watch some TV. As the weather finally gets warmer in Calgary, I like to go for walks and hikes.

3rd Year Human Kinetics

Hello! My name is Lexi Travanut and I am a third-year Human Kinetics student. I am from Campbell River, Vancouver Island so I really enjoy hiking and discovering new trails! I also grew up as a competitive dancer and am really excited to be a part of the UBCO Unite Dance Club again this year. One of my favoutite things about Kelowna has to be the downtown waterfront in the summer! I am so excited to be back on campus this year and look forward to seeing a bunch of both new and familiar faces!

3rd Year Management

Hey everyone. My name is Jorawar Singh and I know its very hard to pronounce so you can call me Zo. I am a third year international student majoring in Management along with a minor in Economics. I am the president of the UBCOFormula1 club, so if you love the thrill of going fast and racing, come and we can have a great chat. This year I would also be applying for the Co-op program. I love mountain biking and hiking and am definitely a mountain person as compared to a beach person. Looking forward to meeting you all and getting life back on campus. Cheers.

3rd Year Mechanical Engineering

Hello everyone! My name is Deniz Gunduz and I am a third year Mechanical Engineering student with Biomedical option and Management minor. I am from Turkey. I love listening to music and exploring new songs, also I really like playing volleyball when I have time. In my first year, I worked as a director of VP Student Life in UBC Engineering Society. Also, I was one of the Jump Start Orientation Leaders this year and I loved the experience! I am looking forward to meet you all this year both in virtual and in-person meetings. I wish you all have a great school year!