Building a network early on is critical for future success in the workplace. The earlier you start building your network, the better off you will be later.

Within the Professional Development & Experiential Learning site,  we offer many avenues throughout the year that will help you get started on building your social capital. Your connections will provide you with valuable mentorship, industry insights, and even unlock opportunities within the hidden job market.

Students who gain workplace experience while completing their degree will often be more competitive upon graduation and will have enhanced the following skills:

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Mentoring Program

Build your network and learn about key industries through discussions with an industry professional. Having a mentor is an outstanding way to gain insight, obtain feedback, and develop additional career skills for the future. Our program also offers student-to-student mentorship opportunities.

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Information Sessions & Career Fairs

Each year UBC hosts an array of career fairs. These large-scale events are an opportunity to connect with employers who are often hiring for student and full-time opportunities. Network with recruiters and managers from different industries and discover available opportunities.

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Industry Nights

The School of Engineering offers Civil and Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Industry Events, in order to connect students with targeted employers. These events are a great opportunity to connect with industry professionals from a specific industry or discipline.

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Information Sessions

Interested in learning more about a specific organization? Bring your questions and curiosity! Company Information Sessions allow students to gain in-depth employer information from organizations looking to recruit from UBC. Students may also receive exclusive applications tips.

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Engineers & Geoscientists BC

EGBC regulates and governs these professions under the authority of the Professional Governance Act. They are charged with protecting the public interest by setting and maintaining high academic, experience and professional practice standards for over 38,000 registrants.

Indigenous Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program

Indigenous Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program

The Indigenous Research Mentorship (IRM) Program is an opportunity for self-identified Indigenous undergraduate students to gain practical research and laboratory experience while working with a UBC Okanagan faculty member or post-doctoral fellow.

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