Career Development

Career Development Specialists are available to assist students with: 

  • Identifying strengths and values and navigating career decisions 
  • Improving your job search, resume, interviews, and online presence  
  • Gaining valuable advice about finding employment, job markets, and further education  
  • Meeting employers, industry experts, and alumni 

Career Development Specialist Appointments

The Career Development team will be supporting our colleagues in Academic and Career Advising throughout the registration period. This means starting June 10, Career Development Specialist appointments will be limited, with the regular schedule resuming on July 8.

During this time, we encourage you to review the resources available on our website and on the Student and Alumni job board. These include helpful tips and guides for resumes, cover letters, and interviews. We look forward to talking with you soon.

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. Meet with a 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.

Year 1

  • Career exploration and discussion around personal skills, values, and interests
  • Identify career options
  • Learn how to enhance your skillset
  • Discuss relevant academic programs
  • Reflection

Year 2

  • Career exploration and gaining relevant experience
  • Explore Co-op
  • Get curious by networking and speaking with professionals in your field of interest
  • Discuss how and what major to choose based on career research
  • Goal setting in order to meet career criteria (GPA, internships, directed studies, experience, pre-requisite courses, etc.)
  • Reflection

Year 3

  • Career exploration and gaining relevant experience
  • Continue to be curious by networking and speaking 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

Year 4+

  • Follow your career plan and reflect
  • Continue to build experience
  • Build relationships and identify opportunities


Build Meaningful Connections

Ten Thousand Coffees

Matching students with alumni for inspiring career conversations
  • 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.

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build and engage with your professional network
  • 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.
  • Follow the UBC Okanagan Career Development page for employer resources, job opportunities and events.

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Find out who is hiring

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.


Academic & Career Advising
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Kelowna, BC Canada
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