Engineering Career Peer Coaches

Looking for a job? Need a resume check? Or support with interview or job search skills?

UBC Applied Science is launching a program to provide career assistance to all Engineering students within the faculty, through Engineering Career Peer Coaches. Peer coaches have completed a number of paid work experiences within industry, and will be able to share how they navigated the recruitment and application processes; and share the tips and tricks that helped them in their individual circumstances to secure a job. 

What can a Career Peer Coach help you with? 

  • Strategies for approaching and navigating the job search

  • Reviewing your resume and cover letter 

  • Interview preparation and practice, i.e., mock interview 

  • Review of networking strategies and opportunities

  • Exploring UBC career resources

Meet Your Peer Coaches 

Tanya Raja

Tanya

Hello! I'm Tanya, an incoming 5th year Manufacturing Engineering student and I am so excited to be one of the Engineering Career Peer coaches this year! The job search process is long and can be arduous, but both the successes and rejections have taught me so much along the way. I'm passionate about helping other students, like yourselves, so please utilize the resources the career office has to offer - we're here to support you! If you see me around campus, don't be a stranger! My email is: ECPC.1@ubc.ca

   

Brian Tang 

brian

Hi! My name's Brian, I'm a fourth year CHBE student with 24 months of co-op under my belt.  During my co-ops I've worked in the plant, and in the office; during the day, and through the night. I've worked in really varied positions at start-ups, multinational corporations, and research facilities. I hope to be able to help guide you to make the most of your career search experience, so you can have just as much fun as I have :) Outside of work and school, I love cooking and recently just started mountain biking, so let me know if you're interested in hitting the trails. Please contact me if you have any questions about resumes, cover letters, or even just to chat! My email is: ECPC.2@ubc.ca

   

Appointment Availability

Beginning the week of September 12 until the week of December 7, individual appointments will be available, both in-person and online. In person appointments held at Kaiser1120C.

Day of the Week Time (PST)
Monday 11am - 2pm, 3 - 5pm
Tuesday 1 - 3pm, 5 - 7pm
Wednesday 11am - 12pm, 1 - 2pm
Friday 11am - 1pm

No appointments on Statutory holidays (Sept 19, Sept 30, Oct 10, and Nov 11)

Book an Appointment

  1. Visit PD portal
  2. Navigate to Tab: ‘Academic Advising – Vancouver’ > ‘Appointments with Peer Coaches’
  3. Book by Appointment Type, then select available date and time.

If you are having any issues booking please contact apsc.pd@ubc.ca

Career Resources

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UBC Student Services

UBC Student Services website has self-guided resources on: interviews, salary negotiation, networking, LinkedIn. 

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