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Launch Your Career in Canada: My Career Story: How I Found Meaningful Work in Canada

March 9, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

*Featured Panel and Networking Event*

Hear from our speakers who have followed their curiosities to uncover new talents and passions to pursue rewarding careers. These panelists will speak about their approach to making career and life decisions in times of uncertainty. Connect with alumni across Canada and in different industries to build your network and get inspired. Whether you’re in your first year at UBC, deciding what you want to major in, nearing the end of grad school, or just graduated and trying to navigate job search and career development; you’ll learn a lot from what our panelists have to share!

Alumni Panel
– Tarique Benbow, PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences 2022 – Scientist, Amgen
– Phebe Ferrer, MA in Political Science 2019 – Project Specialist, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
– Osman Hajiyev, BSc in Computer Science 2019 – Software Engineer, Electronic Arts
– Marium Hamid, BA Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics and Anthropology 2020 – Account Director, LinkedIn
– Seif Wadi, BASc in Engineering 2021 – Associate Consultant, PWC
… and hear from industry professionals working at Lululemon, RBC, Sierra Club BC, IBM and many more organizations!

Event Format
3:30 PM – 4:10 PM: Moderated panel discussion
4:10 PM – 4:20 PM: Alumni introductions
4:20 PM – 5:00 PM: Career conversations with alumni in breakout rooms

*$150 CAD worth of gift cards to be given out for attendees of this session*

Launch Your Career in Canada (LCIC) is UBC’s annual networking experience open only to UBC international students, dedicated to supporting their career development. Each year, Launch Your Career in Canada provides an opportunity for UBC’s international students to connect with alumni, who were once international students, and learn from their experience establishing their career. 

International students will have the opportunity to hear from alumni,  connect and network with Industry Professionals in a panel and networking setting, discover how to navigate work and research opportunities at UBC, develop job search skills, and learn how alumni made a successful transition from UBC to the Canadian workplace.

Launch Your Career in Canada will include a series of virtual events from March 7 to March 11. See a full list here: https://students.ubc.ca/career/events-workshops/launch-career-canada

How to register
1. Log into CareersOnline with your CWL and password
2. Click on “Events”
3. Select the session to find out more and register

This event is limited to current international UBC students.

*Please email us at csic.support@ubc.ca if you require accommodations to access this event due to an ongoing medical condition and/or disability. Please provide as much advanced notice as possible when making requests to ensure there is reasonable time to explore and implement the requested accommodation


March 9, 2022
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Online/Virtual Event
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UBC Career Centre
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