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

Check back in September for the next round of Career Connections!

Interested in other career-related events? Explore our Events and Workshops

Previous employers

Axis Family Resources Ltd.

Axis Family Resources Ltd. is a leading British Columbia-based social services organization operating in fourteen communities throughout the province. Founded in 1992, and accredited by CARF since 2003, Axis has experienced steady annual growth and currently employs approximately 600 staff and caregivers throughout the Northern, Interior, Okanagan, and Kootenay regions of BC. We encourage promotion from within and invest in our people through ongoing training and career development. 

Join for a virtual information session about working in BC’s social services sector.  

After this session, students will have a keen understanding of in-demand positions in the social services industry.  

Programs of interest

  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Healthcare
  • Education

positions available

  • Human Services Workers

The Government of Canada

The Government of Canada is the top employer in the country. There are over 200 department and Agencies employing over 300,000 public servants across the country.

Connect with recruiters from the Government of Canada to learn about opportunities for employment for students and recent graduates. This session will cover how to apply, interview and assessment, and employment opportunities within British Columbia, followed by a Q&A period.

Programs of interest

  • All

Positions include

  • FSWEP Students

Interior Health

Interior Health is hiring!

Hear from a panel of speakers who have worked in various business management-related positions within health care about what their experiences has been like while working at Interior Health.

Network, connect and land your next dream job at this interactive info session.

Speakers include:

  • Nicholas Williams, Manager Partnerships and Land Management, Business Strategy
  • Jackie Vleeming, Interim Corporate Director, Employee & Labour Relations
  • Neil Elwood, Manager, Workforce Optimization, Workforce Planning
  • James LaFleur, External Partnership Coordinator, Employee Recruitment and Retention

This event is co-hosted with Career Development, Faculty of Management and SE-Change Lab.

Programs of interest

  • All

Agents of Discovery

Agents of Discovery Inc. is changing the world of education and how you can be part of that change.

In this session, lead by Joel Krupa, you will:

  • hear from two current interns (one technical and one sales/marketing),
  • play an interactive agents mission relating to the history and corporate culture, and
  • have the chance to ask questions regarding employment.

Agents of Discovery Inc. is hiring!

Programs of interest

  • All

Positions include

  • Sales
  • Social Media
  • Jr. Developer

Northern Development Initiative Trust 

Are you looking to apply your education in a stimulating and rewarding career? Northern Development is seeking motivated, enthusiastic, civic minded recent graduates (students graduating this spring are eligible to apply) to join our local or First Nation government internship programs. These internships provide a high level of professional development and on the ground training to prepare you for an exciting career in local or First Nations government.

Northern Development is an independent, non-profit corporation; a catalyst stimulating economic growth through investments in grassroots, community-led projects.

Programs of interest

  • All
  • Political Science
  • Indigenous Studies

Positions include

  • 8 local government internship positions
  • 4 First Nations government internship positions

Executive Aviation

Executive Aviation is an established provider of Commercial Ground Services, FBOs and GSE Maintenance with a legacy of consistent commitment to excellence. Their rigorously trained and dedicated line service team, together with management, has a common mission: to provide total support to commercial airline partners and private aviators, executive travelers and crew alike with the highest standard of safety, security and customer service.

Programs of interest

  • All majors

Positions include

  • Ground handlers
  • Customer service agents

Get to Know BDO  

Meet BDO representatives out at BDO Canada’s Get to Know BDO event designed for UBCO students to be able to ask questions and gain further insight to on future career opportunities in public practice, chat in valuable networking groups to learn more about BDO’s culture, and build networking relationships with BDO at this event.

Students who attend this event will get to learn more about why BDO is a great place to start their career. They will get to learn about BDO’s service lines and departments, current and future job opportunities.

PROGRAMS OF INTEREST

  • Management

Personal Brand 101: What, Why, How?
Presented by Interior Health

Register and join this employer info session to learn more about your own brand with Interior Health! Come learn about personal branding. What is it and why is it important? Learn how to implement it in your own career profession.

With the help of our staff and physicians, Interior Health is proud to deliver high-quality health-care services to the communities and visitors of the Southern Interior of British Columbia. We strive to set new standards of excellence in the delivery of health services in the province of B.C. and our mission is to promote healthy lifestyles and provide needed health services in a timely, caring and efficient manner, to the highest professional and quality standards.

PROGRAMS OF INTEREST

  • All

Commercial Banking Careers – TD Bank Group

After this employer info session, students will be able to learn more about Commercial Banking opportunities and apply directly to our posting for post-graduate careers!

TD Commercial Banking provides financial solutions to North American businesses. Our broad range of products and services allows us to meet the needs of our clients in every sector, providing customized solutions to build a strategy that’s right for them now, and in the future. Our quest is to deliver a first class business banking client experience and to be ”The Better Business Bank” in North America.

At TD, better business bankers have a strong background in business and finance as well as the specific products they are responsible to sell and service. They have keen insight into all their clients – their industry, products, finances and markets. Better business bankers demonstrate good judgment in people, businesses and markets based on education, experience, “gut instincts” and “street smarts”.

PROGRAMS OF INTEREST

  • Management

POSITIONS INCLUDE

  • Commercial Banking Associate Program (Mid-market, Agriculture Services, and National Real Estate)

Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Canadian Natural Resources Limited is a senior independent crude oil and natural gas exploration, development and production company based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Our strong, diversified asset base is comprised of a balanced portfolio of light, synthetic, and heavy crude oil and natural gas. Canadian Natural operates in Canada, the United Kingdom and Offshore Africa. We are committed to a long-term presence in the communities where we operate.

Our activities create value by providing employment, business development opportunities, revenues to governments that contribute to spending on goods and services, and essential resources for public services, including health, safety, education and training.

At Canadian Natural, we incorporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices that strengthen our long-term sustainability across all aspects of the business. Since 2009, Canadian Natural has invested $3.9 billion in research and development, driving the necessary improvements that will successfully reduce our environmental footprint and set us apart as an ESG leader.

Canadian Natural, along with Canada’s other largest oil sands producers, have established an unprecedented alliance to help Canada achieve net zero GHG emissions called the Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero initiative. As proud Canadian companies, we share the aspiration of Canadians to find realistic and workable solutions to help address the challenge of climate change. Working together with our peers and government will make this goal achievable and more cost effective.

PROGRAMS OF INTEREST

  • Engineering

Okanagan Nation Alliance, Wellness Department 

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.

This employer info session will cover job opportunities, roles and work culture within the Wellness Department at Okanagan Nation Alliance.

We’re committed to helping exceptional people realize their potential. We have a strong commitment to our future employees, which is why we invest in training that builds skills both personally and professionally. We’re looking for people who are adaptable and eager to learn.

Annually, ONA provides Internships and Summer Student Work opportunities for students and graduates who wish to explore employment experiences in one our five key operational areas: Administration, Fisheries, Natural Resources, Wellness and Business Development. The ONA believes that mentorship is key in the success of students.

Please note: this is open to all students at UBCO

Programs of interest:

  • Social Work
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Psychology, Criminal Justice
  • Other

Positions Include:  

  • Family Decision Making Coordinators
  • Will provide information for other positions currently posted as well

Enterprise Holdings

Enterprise Holdings is a family-owned, world-class portfolio of brands. We operate a global network that covers nearly 100 countries, nearly 80,000 dedicated team members, and nearly 1.7 million vehicles taking customers wherever they need to go. In any way you want to think about it, we lead the transportation service industry.

How did we get here? The fact is, we owe our success to each and every one of our people. That’s why we empower everyone on our team with opportunities for growth. Our mission, along with our uncompromising commitment to customers, has made Enterprise a genuine success story and a truly special place to work.

Looking to hire recent grads with an interest in customer service, sales, leadership, and who want to grow with an amazing company!

We’re hiring over 50 Management Trainees across British Columbia in the next year and would love some of those hires to come from UBC Okanagan!

Understand what Enterprise Holdings is all about! 

PROGRAMS OF INTEREST

  • All Programs

Positions include

  • Customer Services
  • Sales

Interior Health

Interior Health (IH) was established as one of five geographically-based health authorities in 2001 by the Government of British Columbia. It is responsible for ensuring publicly funded health services are provided to the people of the Southern Interior. Within IH, services are delivered through a complex regional “network of care” that includes hospitals, community health centres, residential assisted living facilities, mental health housing, primary health clinics, homes, schools, and other community settings.

We are developing the future of health care through innovation and professional development. Here you will find everything you’ve been searching for, both personally and professionally, as well as the tools and training to make an impact now and in the future. We thrive as a direct result of strong management and forward thinking leadership. We are a team that believes in setting new standards of excellence in the delivery of health services in British Columbia. Come and join us! We are committed to teamwork, empowerment, innovation and quality. Our focus is on giving people room to grow, to make an impact in the lives of others.

PROGRAMS OF INTEREST

  • Management

Positions include

  • Non-medical roles

Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin-Williams is the largest paints and coatings company in the world. With $15.8 billion in sales, more than 4,100 stores, and 140 manufacturing and distribution centers worldwide. Our 60,000 employees across the globe are diverse, innovative and passionate. In Canada since 2004, we’ve expanded to nearly 250 locations coast to coast, with stores in every province! With a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities, Sherwin-Williams is a great place to launch and grow a career. Find yours and join us today!

PROGRAMS OF INTEREST

  • Management
  • All programs

Positions include

  • Management & Sales Training program
  • Summer Internship

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

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