Career Connections

Curious about your career options? Join us virtually for an informal, low-pressure conversation with a prospective employer.

Where: Online – tips for navigating virtual events/fairs

Upcoming dates

January 29th, 2021 at 3PM (PST) – McElhanney

Established in 1910, McElhanney is an employee-owned company that provides surveying, engineering, GIS & remote sensing, community planning, landscape architecture, and environmental services. We have 30+ locations across Western Canada, and specialty satellite offices in Newfoundland and Labrador and Florida (USA), to service cities, communities & parks, energy & resources, and transportation sectors. We operate locally in the communities where we live and work and share staff resources from across our company.

At McElhanney, we work closely with our clients and partners and take on their challenges like they’re our own. Our clients choose us because of our commitment to safety and quality service, because our relationships are rooted in trust, and because our capable teams have the grit and skill to tackle challenging problems.

PROGRAMS OF INTEREST

  • Civil Engineering, all year levels

Positions include

  • Various Civil Engineering technologist, EIT, co-op roles across Canada in all branches that we operate in

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Previous employers

Chartered Professional Accountants of BC

The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) is the training, governing, and regulatory body for over 37,000 CPA members and 5,000 CPA students.

CPAs are on the front lines of business in BC, and they see firsthand the issues that are affecting investment and the economy. Our members advise multinational corporations, small businesses, not-for-profits, government agencies, and countless individuals. They are highly regarded for their leadership in the field of public accounting, their strategic insight in the boardrooms of top corporations, and their guidance in government and public sector accounting.

Join us for a virtual networking and info session to learn more about careers at CPABC.

PROGRAMS OF INTEREST

  • Management – CPA stream

Positions include

  • Various

British Columbia Dragoons

We are the British Columbia Dragoons, located in the Okanagan as part of the Canadian Armed Forces Primary Reserves.  We employ a variety of people in part-time positions of military service.

We are promoting the Reserve Entry Scheme Officer program which allows students to enroll as an officer into the Canadian Armed Forces while they complete their baccalaureate degree program.

PROGRAMS OF INTEREST

  • All programs

Positions include

  • Armoured officers
  • other officers
  • Armoured crewmen

Meet the Interns: Microsoft, Google & Ubisoft

Interested in interning at a large tech company? Hear from fellow students that have had first-hand internship experience at Google, Microsoft and Ubisoft. Learn how to land your dream job by attending this Career Connections session, Co-hosted by Career Services, Girls in Tech and the Computer Science Course Union.

PROGRAMS OF INTEREST

  • Engineering
  • Computer Science

Positions include

  • Internships

Rogers Communications

Rogers is proud to offer a virtual interview workshop specifically for students of UBC and UBC Okanagan. Learn what it takes to prepare for and deliver a great interview from a professional that has conducted thousands of interviews. We will go over the steps you should take before an interview, interview etiquette, and how to effectively structure your answers so that you come off as professional as possible.

We will also talk about the opportunities at our Burnaby and our new Kelowna office, which will bring 350 jobs to the Okanagan.

Programs of Interest

Targeted degrees/disciplines
  • Applied Science/Engineering
  • Computer Science/IT
  • Science/Environment/Agriculture
  • Health Sciences
  • Library
  • Archival & Information Studies
  • Arts/Social Sciences
  • Business Administration/Commerce/Management
  • Education/Teaching
  • Human Kinetics/Kinesiology
  • Law/Legal Studies

 

Canada Border Services Agency

The Canada Border Services Agency is the face of Canada when travellers visit, newcomers arrive, and residents return home. We stop guns, drugs and inadmissible people at our borders. We safeguard our economic prosperity by promoting fair trade and commerce. We protect our food safety, plant and animal health.

PROGRAMS OF INTEREST

  • All programs

Positions include

  • Detector dog handling
  • Intelligence
  • Targeting
  • Investigations
  • Security and facilitation of travellers and migrants
  • Border risk assessment
  • Big data analysis
  • Trade/commercial facilitation and compliance
  • Revenue collection
  • Canadian industry assistance

Northern Development Initiative Trust 

Northern Development Initiative Trust works with communities, First Nations, local government and businesses to build a stronger North by investing in economic development in central and northern British Columbia, Canada.

PROGRAMS OF INTEREST

  • All programs
  • Preferably graduating students

Positions include

  • A variety of positions

Google – Meet the Interns!

Chat with current UBC Okanagan students that have interned at Google.

PROGRAMS OF INTEREST

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science

Positions include

  • Programmers

Terracon

 

Terracon is an employee owned consulting and field services business that has been serving resource, industrial and infrastructure projects across Western Canada since 1983.

Employees work with a wide range of well-trained, safety conscious, professional engineers and technologists on various key projects. Working with a variety of clients, employees are trained in multiple disciplines to advance their skill set and grow in their profession.

PROGRAMS OF INTEREST

  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • Environmental science
  • Other related fields

POSITIONS INCLUDE

  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Geological consultation
  • Environmental management
  • Water resources
  • Mine and tailings engineering
  • Material testing and construction monitoring
  • Laboratory testing

FortisBC 

 

FortisBC is a leading provider of natural gas and electricity to British Columbia.

PROGRAMS OF INTEREST

  • Engineering
  • Management
  • Other related fields

POSITIONS INCLUDE

  • Electrical engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Corporate services
  • Customer services
  • Engineering & planning
  • Marketing & communications
  • Operations & technical staff

Microsoft 

 

Microsoft was elected the best employer in the US and Canada two years in a row. They offer top of the line employee benefits as well as flexible hours and the possibility to work from home. Microsoft offers a privileged environment for career growth making it easy to experience different fields of work while staying at the company and therefore keeping employment security and seniority. Microsoft also provides visa sponsorship for international students in every country they are located.

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Programs of interest

  • Computer science
  • Data science
  • Other related fields

Positions include

Microsoft offers hands-on internships as well as full-time positions in the following areas:

  • Software Engineering
  • Program Management
  • Research
  • Management

Full time positions are also available in:

  • Full-time Software Engineer
  • Full-time Program Manager
  • Full-time Researcher
  • Full time Management

Okanagan Nation Alliance

 

The Okanagan Nation Alliance is a non-profit organization that represents the Syilx nation members and other indigenous peoples. The wellness department offers programs and services grounded in the Syilx-centered framework as a means of reclaiming and restoring Syilx ways of being and knowing through a holistic lens. Programs and services include:

  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Family Decision Making Program and Child and Family Services
  • Family Violence services (You Empowered Strong Program)
  • Community Health Care
  • Traditional Games (Physical and Mental Health)

Programs of interest:

  • Arts

The Wellness team consists of employees whom have various educational backgrounds including:

  • Indigenous Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Social Work
  • other related fields 

Positions include:

  • Full-time
  • Summer student/Practicum students
  • Term positions