Career Planning & Resources

  1. Whether you seek a career in academia, government, a research institute, a NGO, or the private sector, the successful student examines all the options. Below are some tips about how to conduct career research:
  2. Before you begin your graduate program, it is useful to assess your career goals. You will gain more from your graduate training if you have some idea of your desired outcome, that is, what career path you want to pursue.
  3. What is involved in a career path?
  4. Work experience can help you prepare for your career, gain exposure to the Canadian workplace, and form a closer connection to the local community.
  5. Whether you plan to graduate soon or in a few years, it’s never too early to begin planning your future. Students who plan for life after graduation are often more successful in achieving their goals. Consult the programs and services below for information on how to make a smooth transition into the world of work.
  6. Bring jobs right to your doorstep with UBC CareersOnline, the online job and volunteer board for UBC students and alumni.
  7. Some websites for career resources and information:
  8. Use these resources to help you learn more about a wide range of occupations. What is a typical day like? What type of education and training are needed?  Set some time aside to explore ... your career choice is not planned in a day!
  9. Here are some places to look for salary information:

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