Career Peer Advisors

Career Peer Advisors are full-time undergraduate students trained by the Career Centre coaches on many aspects of the job search and the job application process. They offer one-of-a-kind advice because as student leaders, they utilize the very services that they promote! Career Peer Advisors are ambassadors, advisors, and most of all, are here to help you get oriented to the services the Business Career Centre has to offer!

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Talk to a Career Peer Advisor about:

  • Making the most of your time on campus
  • Option Choice
  • Application Review
  • Interview Prep
  • How to move forward if you are feeling stuck or unsure!

Meet the Career Peer Advisors

CHERYL YIP – OBHR/BTM - Yr. 4

Specialities: Campus Involvement, Business Law Concentration, Networking, CUS

Cheryl recently completed an internship with the City of Richmond as a Psychological Health & Safety Project Lead and has held roles at Colliers International and Coast Capital Savings. She is hoping to pursue her CPHR designation after graduation. At UBC, Cheryl has been involved with orientations and was the Co-President of the UBC Human Resources Management Club, Co-Director of CUS Sustainability and is currently a TA and the CUS HR Partner. Bookable 1:1 appointments: Mon 10:30-11:30 am

 

TARYN JESSOP – BTM/OBHR - Yr. 4+

Specialities: Health and Wellness, Orientations, UGO, Staying Active on Campus

Over the summer, Taryn worked as a Summer Program Assistant for the Vancouver Summer Program at UBC Sauder and is continuing at the Undergraduate Office as a Commerce Peer Advisor. In addition to student engagement, she is also passionate about health and wellness. In addition, she is currently the Sauder Health and Wellness Co-Chair and is continuing her involvement with the Student Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committee. Bookable 1:1 appointments: Tues 11:00-12:00 pm; Wed 2:00-2:30 pm

 

SONA SHARMA – BUCS - Yr. 4+

Specialities: Campus Involvement, Start-ups, Tech

For the past year and a half, Sona has been working as a Junior Business and Data Analyst at Fresh Prep. She has previously worked for UNESCO MGIEP (India) in the events management and communications department. At UBC, Sona has been a part of the Sauder's Dean's Student Advisory Council, an executive member at a stock investment club and UBC Junoon. Bookable 1:1 appointments: Fri 12:30-1:30 pm

 

YUGAANT AHUJA - ACCOUNTING - Yr 4

Specialties: Co-op experience, Toastmasters, Data Analytics

This past Summer, Yugaant completed his second co-op term at Pinnacle Fund Services (Vancouver office) where he was responsible for creating Excel macros and automating reports using MySQL. He has previously worked as a Data Science intern in Cape Town, South Africa and wishes to pursue his CPA designation after graduation. At UBC, he was the Secretary and Co-Treasurer of Waltergage Toastmasters. Bookable 1:1 appointments: Tues 2:00-3:00 pm

JANELLE HO - ACCOUNTING - Yr. 4

Specialties: CPA Recruit (Big 4), Sauder Go Global Exchange Program (Barcelona), Networking, Clubs

Janelle has completed two summer internships at KPMG (Vancouver office). During her time at KPMG, Janelle attended the KPMG Global Advantage Program in Amsterdam, gained audit experience in the Financial Institutions and Real Estate client sector and completed a rotation in Deal Advisory. At UBC Sauder, Janelle was the past Co-Vice President of the UBC Accounting Club and was previously involved with CUS Sustainability. Bookable 1:1 appointments: Mon 2:00-3:00 pm

MAXINE CHEN - ACCOUNTING - Yr 4

Specialties: CPA Recruit (Big 4, Audit, Financial Advisory, Indirect Tax), Networking, Work-Learn

Maxine has recently completed a summer internship with Deloitte Canada (Vancouver office) where she gained experience in three different service lines. She wishes to pursue her CPA designation after graduation. Maxine is passionate about mentorship and career growth; she is currently a mentee of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. Bookable 1:1 appointments: Mon 11:30-12:00 pm; Fri 1:30-2:30 pm

RITUAL KHANNA – MARKETING - Yr. 4+

Specialities: Co-op experience, Studying Aboad, BMMP

Ritual recently completed a summer Co-op as a Marketing Analyst Intern at MEC, and prior to that as a Brand Marketing Intern at Canadian Tire. Ritual has experience with exchange and studying abroad (Vienna), BMMP, and loves to contribute to UBC through Orientations (Jumpstart/Imagine day) and the Africa Business club. Bookable 1:1 appointments: Thurs 2:00-3:00 pm

 

GABRIELA PIRES LEANDRO – MARKETING - Yr. 4+

Specialities: Co-op experience, Campus Involvement, Working in Toronto, BMMP

Gabby recently completed a four-month Sales Co-op at Procter & Gamble, after also working at A&W Canada as a Special Projects Coordinator and at Pudus as a Digital Marketing Intern. At UBC, Gabby has played an active role in the UBC Brazilian Student Association and the UBC Social Enterprise Club, participated in campus programs such as Orientations and the Brand Management Mentorship Program and acted as a Marketing TA. Bookable 1:1 appointments: Mon 2:30-3:30 pm; Wed 2:30-3:30 pm

 

AYUSH PALIWAL - FINANCE - Yr 3

Specialties: Investment banking recruit, Networking for international jobs, Case competitions, FMP

Over the Summer, Ayush completed a private equity internship with BCI in Victoria. Next summer, he will be joining Moelis & Company as an investment banking intern in Los Angeles. At UBC, he has been involved with WestPeak Research Association, SauderGo Toronto, the National Investment Banking Competition, and the Finance Mentorship Program. Bookable 1:1 appointments: Wed 10:30-12:00 pm 

ALI CERVIENKA - FINANCE - Yr 3

Specialties: Commercial Banking, Campus involvement, FMP, CMTP

Ali is a participant in both the Finance Mentorship Program and Capital Markets Training Program. This past summer, she completed an internship at Scotiabank (Toronto) in Commercial Banking, working on their Compliance and Credit team. At UBC Sauder, Ali is involved in YWiB UBC and WestPeak Research Association. She has previously worked on the UBC Real Estate Club executive team, as well as participated in the RBC PHN Mentorship Program. Bookable 1:1 appointments: Thurs 10:30-12:00 pm

ALEX GILLIS - ENTREPRENEURSHIP - Yr 4

Specialities: Design thinking, Entrepreneurship, Commerce Scholar Program

This past Summer, Alex represented Simbi, his own business, on the United Nations Education Task Team and contributed to the creation of the Education in Emergencies Response Plan policy. As a Loran Scholar and a Commerce Scholar Program student at UBC, Alex has brought the University Innovation Fellows program to campus and previously ran the Pacific Venture Capital Conference. Bookable 1:1 appointments: Thurs 1:00-2:00 pm

 

Why meet with a Career Peer Advisor?

"I like meeting with the Career Peer Advisors because they’re senior students who’ve been in my shoes and can offer a student perspective by sharing their experiences. They helped me choose my option, decide if I should pursue Co-op, and they suggested how I could make the most out of my undergrad experience. They also provided resume, cover letter, and interview tips to help me become a more competitive applicant." - Jennifer T., Marketing Student


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