What will you do with your life?

It's a big question, but it doesn’t need to be a scary one.

Choose a career? I don’t even know what’s out there.

You face uncertainty every day, so focus on what you can do now. By meeting new people, going to new places, and trying new things, you'll refine your career and life priorities.

I’m not sure if grad school is for me.

Your path won’t be as linear as you think. You’ve got options, so explore possibilities before making big decisions.

I still don’t know what to do with my major.

Your career is a life-long and perpetually unfolding process. Ask other people about their career stories and get inspired to shape your own.

My mom had the same job for 37 years. I won't.

Building your career doesn’t end when you graduate. The world will keep on changing, and so will you.


Naheel Jawaid

He was anxious and stressed out, and that was out of character.

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Barbara Grantham

She thought she was one first aid certificate away from starting her life.

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Jackie Chong

She felt like an entitled millennial.

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Jimmy Thomson

His career wasn’t making very much sense.

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Resources and advising

Get the tools you need to succeed in building your career. Build a great resume and LinkedIn, network like a pro, explore your career possibilities, and ace the interview.

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What Can I Do With My Major

Your major is important, but it doesn't define or predict your professional direction. You do. The experiences you have, the people you meet, and what you learn about yourself along the way all contribute to building your career.

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Whether it's attending a talk, workshop or a networking event, take advantage of in-person resources and chances to connect with others.

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Get experience

Every time you put yourself out there to explore new things, whether on campus, in the community or internationally, you're building skills and understanding a bit more about who you are and how you fit into the world.

On Campus

Make the most of UBC - get involved, access jobs and career-building resources. Take advantage of just some of the programs and resources at UBC, and you’d be surprised at how your networks will have grown and how much experience you can draw on when moving onto the next big thing in your life.

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In Community

Get hands on experience and venture off campus to make connections. Here's your chance to learn and experience how complex socio-economic issues and policies play out in community settings. Get perspective on how you can impact community and how community impacts you.

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We're living in a globalized world. Introducing yourself to the culture of another region by living, studying and working abroad builds independence, initiative and adaptability - important traits that employers are constantly on the look out for.

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