There are many things you can do with your Science degree and countless ways to apply what you’ve learned at UBC in the world of work.
Who you are matters
It all adds up.
Your Science degree is just one part of what you have to offer. You also bring skills and knowledge from experiences you’ve had, places you’ve been, and the values you share with family, friends, and community.
“I’ve learned that getting my degree is about so much more than academics. I’m learning about who I am and how I can have a positive impact on the world.”
Marjolein - 2nd year Atmospheric Science student
Reflecting on your skills and interests can help you make life and career decisions.
Identify your values (pdf)
Clarifying your interests and values can help you determine career possibilities that are a good fit for you.
Know your strengths
Purchase the StrengthsFinder assessment tool to explore and describe your talents.
Find your competitive edge
Make yourself stand out.
Throughout your Science degree, you’ll develop specific skills that employers are looking for when hiring graduates, including:
Collecting and observing data with precision and accuracy
Analyzing and interpreting data
Understanding core concepts and methods within a scientific discipline
Applying computational, mathematical, and statistical reasoning to a variety of problems
Assessing and solving complex problems
Conducting field and lab research
Thinking analytically and critically
Writing effectively to communicate knowledge to a broad range of audiences
Collaborating with others on projects and assignments
“The life skills I’ve developed at UBC 一 self-awareness, adaptability, and resilience 一 are helping me prepare for my future.”
ANGEL - 4th year chemistry student
Make the most of your Science degree.
UBC offers many opportunities for Science students to build their careers.
Build work experience through a part-time, on campus job.
Browse and apply for work or volunteer positions on UBC's online career resources platform.