Career Connections

Curious about your career options? Stop by the Engagement Theatre most Thursdays for an informal, low-pressure conversation with a prospective employer.

When: most Thursdays from 4 – 6 p.m.*
Where: Commons Engagement Theatre
(between the Commons and the Library building)

Upcoming dates:

Jan. 9 – Canadian Border Services Agency

TBA – Kent-MacPherson

Coming up:

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Canada Border Services Agency – Jan. 9

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.


  • 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

[CANCELLED – New date TBA)

Kent-MacPherson – New Date TBA

Established in 1973, Kent-Macpherson is recognized as one of Western Canada’s leading authorities in independent real estate valuation, consulting and advisory services, serving both the private and public sectors.

Employees at Kent-MacPherson may be involved with the following services:
  • Commercial Real Estate Valuation
  • Assessment Review, Negotiation and Appeal
  • Special Use and Institutional Properties Development
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Economic Impact and Feasibility Studies
  • Commercial Real Estate Lease Evaluation
  • Expropriation
  • Right-of-Way Valuation and Negotiation


  • History
  • Anthropology
  • Management

Positions include

  • Research Analysts
  • Real Estate Appraisers

Previous employers

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.


  • 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.


  • Computer Science
  • Data Science

Positions include

  • Programmers



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.


  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • Environmental science
  • Other related fields


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



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


  • Engineering
  • Management
  • Other related fields


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



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