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Alumni Office Hours: Adjacent Possibilities and Following your Gut into Building a Successful Career with Hatim Hanafi – Product Strategy & Analytics @ Microsoft

March 30, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The UBC Career Centre is excited to bring you a virtual mentorship and networking opportunity to connect with UBC alumni, Hatim Hanafi. This event is open to all students and alumni.

Please prepare one question for Hatim’s Office Hour and email it to: amir.hariri@ubc.ca. You will also be given an opportunity to ask your questions during the event.


Adjacent Possibilities and Following your Gut into Building a Successful Career

My journey at UBC started in 2012 after I received the International Leader of Tomorrow award to attend the faculty of Science. I moved to Vancouver from Abu Dhabi and 4 years later, graduated from UBC in 2016 with a Major in Microbiology & Immunology and a Minor in Commerce.


I had initially planned on attending medical school – I didn’t really know what I wanted to “be when I grew up” and I came from a family of medical professionals so it seemed like it made sense. 2 years into my degree, I decided I didn’t want to be a doctor and the hunt for a new plan began. After attending a talk at UBC about adjacent possibilities, some of that anxiety faded away. I graduated, found my first job and followed my intuition from step to step on my journey to a fulfilling career.


The truth is, I still don’t have an idea of what I will be when I grow up, but I’ve developed a set of principles that help me find the best next step in my journey. In this talk, I hope to share those princriples with you and give you some assurance that it’s not always the full plan that we need to determine, but the most appropriate next step.


Attending an Office Hour is an excellent opportunity for you to expand your network and participate in an open, round-table discussion with alumni.

Please email us at recruit.talent@ubc.ca if you require accommodations to access this event due to an ongoing medical condition and/or disability.