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1 Engineer Your Career: Job Resources for Engineers Amit Plaha, Student Program Coordinator, APEGBC Amy Vozel, Student Development, Engineering Angela Pau, Career Educator, UBC Career Services

2 Agenda Introductions Why build My Professional Toolkit? How do I start? What next? Resources within your reach …

3 WHY Build My Professional Toolkit? Build experiences – professional and personal Skill development (technical, interpersonal, communication, teamwork) To get a job! Others? What’s in it for me?

4 HOW do I start? Develop technical AND professional & interpersonal skills Understand etiquette Behavior (mature, professional, attitude) Communication with professors (verbally, in writing and online) Get involved! It starts in the classroom!

5 WHAT NEXT? Resources within your reach … Professional Activities Fund (PAF) (all year) Engineering Mentoring Program (all year) EUS “Engineer Your Career” Fair (Feb 2012) WIE WISE networking Event (March 2012) “Engineers Get Employed!”: Workshop Series (Term 2) Various leadership & involvement opportunities! On Campus: A few APSC Faculty Resources

6 Connect with Employers: Career Fair Employer Information Sessions Get job search advice: Resume Clinics Advising On Campus: UBC Career Services WHAT NEXT? Resources within your reach …

7 Career Days & Graduate and Professional Schools Fair 2011 Oct. 5 & 6, 2011 Student Union Building 60+ employers and 40+ graduate schools Employer and grad school panels On-site resume advising during the event Networking workshops leading up to the event Register for FREE at careers.ubc.cacareers.ubc.ca

8 Resume Clinics & Advising Resume Clinics September Schedule (September , 2011) Monday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Tuesday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Thursday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Advising 30 minute appointments

9 WHAT NEXT? Resources within your reach … Licensing body in BC for professional engineers and geoscientists. Regulates the practice and actions of professionals in the name of public interest. A positive driving force for the engineering community working to progress professional conduct, accountability, and excellence. On Campus & Beyond: APEGBC


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