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Non-academic careers for postgraduates

NOV 03 2008

Career Corner at Congress 2008

From careers in business and public service to university administration, this Congress 2008 Career Corner panel explores everything you ever wanted to know about non-academic careers for postgraduates but were afraid to ask.

Panelists include:
Denise Baker, Director, Sauder School of Business, UBC
Marlene Delanghe, Career Adviser, Career Services, UBC
Dianne Tromba, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, UBC
Julie Wagemakers, Deputy Director, Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC

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Introduction (3:51)


Careers in business (8:00)


Careers in public service – Part I (7:53)


Careers in public service – Part II (5:32)


Careers in university administration (10:16)


Expert tips – Jobs beyond academia (10:04)


Self-assessment in career planning (4:21)

Download “Career Planning Path” handout (PDF)


Recognizing your transferable skills (2:33)

Download “Transferable skills & Job skills self-assessment tool” handout (PDF).

Visit UBC’s Graduate Student Professional Development Initiative website.


Understanding worlds of work (3:13)

Download “Worlds of work” handout (PDF)


Top skills employers are looking for (4:34)

Download “Tips and skills for job search” handout (PDF)


Questions from the audience:

Q&A: What’s an effective elevator pitch when networking? (4:31)


Q&A: What advice do you have for mature students? (2:36)


Q&A: Has having children ever held you back? (5:05)


Q&A: What advice can you give about careers with NGOs? (3:06)

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