The UBC MBA Program and the Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre will help you go further, faster.
Through personal consultation and a structured yet flexible program, we help you identify and achieve your career goals. You will have the opportunity to tailor a personal development plan by working with a career coaches to select portions of the program that support your specific goals. This career support service is available at the UBC Point Grey campus as well as our convenient downtown Robson Square campus.
The first step in developing any successful career is to get a clear understanding of your strengths, skills and goals. We provide you with access to self-assessment tools that will help you clarify your career direction. Throughout the program, your coach will help you develop and work through a personalized career development plan.
One-on-one career coaching
As a UBC MBA student you will be assigned your own professional career coach. Your coaching relationship begins at orientation, continues throughout your time at Sauder, and carries into your future career. You’ll get one-on-one advice and support to develop your unique professional brand, explore your career options and make powerful connections.
Jobs board and resources
Once admitted to the MBA program, you will have access to Career Options On-Line (COOL), Sauder’s jobs and events database. Through COOL, you can view and apply for job opportunities, schedule interviews, and register for events and coaching appointments. You will also have access to my PTMBACareer, an online learning platform that connects you to all of the integrated professional development resources available at the Business Career Centre.
Networking and recruiting events
The Business Career Centre invests significant time and resources to develop relationships with employers, from dynamic start-ups to big global brands. We host companies on campus throughout the year for recruiting and networking events. We also host off-campus networking events, including alumni mixers and the annual Leaders Reception with senior industry professionals.
Mentorship and training programs
Advance your career with the help of an experienced industry professional in one of the following mentorship or training programs. The style and format of the programs vary. Some are geared at getting you recruitment-ready, others are skills focused, but all will help you advance your career.
Experiential learning opportunities
The best way to learn is to do. This principle is a big part of the UBC MBA and it’s also a big part of what we offer at the Business Career Centre. You’ll get hands-on experience conducting an industry or entrepreneurial project where you can bring cutting-edge knowledge to real-world business problems.
Career development workshops
The Business Career Centre hosts a number of workshops and events to help you enhance and advance your career, including video practice interviews and salary negotiation workshops.
The David Lam Management Research Library at UBC has a wide range of resources to help you research industries, companies, and job opportunities. The library website complements these activities with a powerful research tool that provides remote access to an array of databases and resources. To help you find the information you need, the library's staff offer individualized instruction on using the many available tools.
Alumni career services
Once you have completed the MBA program, we are here for you throughout your career. You will continue to have access to job postings on COOL, as well as a range of online and in-person career tools and resources. The exclusive Alumni Career Services web portal hosts career management content designed for working professionals, and events like free webinars to keep you on track and help you make informed career decisions.