Career Peer Advisors

Career Peer Advisors are a team of senior BCom students from different options who can offer a unique viewpoint on campus involvement and work experiences.

They are trained by BCom Career Managers on many aspects of the job search and application process. As senior students who have been in your position before, Career Peer Advisors can point you in the right direction. If you’re feeling stuck, they’re here to help!

Want to hear more about why you should meet with a Career Peer Advisor? Check out this short video!

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Talk to a Career Peer Advisor about:

  • Getting involved on campus
  • Option choice
  • Club, Co-op, & job applications
  • Interview Prep

Come talk to a Career Peer Advisor during Drop-in:

  • When: Weekdays, during the term, from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Where: CPA Hall, outside the Business Career Centre (HA 155)

Or, book a 1:1 coaching & advising appointment with a Career Peer Advisor through COOL.

Book an appointment now on COOL 

Meet the Career Peer Advisors

Jonathan Chan (He/Him/His)

Accounting + OB/HR | Year 5 | Drop-in Hours: Mondays 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Wednesdays 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Jonathan is a 5th year Co-op student specializing in Accounting & OBHR with a concentration in Sustainability and Social Impact. He has completed internships as a Business Analyst at the Salvation Army, Audit & Management Consulting Intern at KPMG, and most recently a People Internship at Labatt Breweries.

Beyond his professional experiences, he's also been a Teaching Assistant and has been involved in numerous clubs, services, and case competitions including UBC Sauder: LIFT, JDC West, and NSCC! In his spare time, he enjoys travelling, joining spin classes, and exploring new coffee chops!

Chloe Yip (She/Her/Hers)

Finance | Year 4 | Drop-in Hours: Thursdays 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM | Fridays 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Chloe is a 4th year student specializing in Finance. She has recently completed an internship with TD Securities as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst. Before this, she completed an internship at Fulcra Asset Management, looking at high yield and distressed fixed income. Currently, Chloe is a Fund Manager with the UBC Portfolio Management Foundation.

On campus, you'll know Chloe for her involvement at UBC Trading Group. Outside of campus, you'll discover that Chloe is a licensed Glider and Private Pilot, an avid sports fan, and a recreational ultimate frisbee player!

Eliza Ponomareva (She/Her/Hers)

Finance | Year 3 | Drop-in Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Eliza is in her 3rd year at UBC Sauder specializing in Finance. She recently completed an internship with CPPIB as a Senior Summer Analyst in the Management Analytics team in Toronto. Previously, she worked at Scotia Wealth Management for 6 months. Next summer, Eliza will be joining Goldman Sachs in New York as a Summer Analyst in the Asset Management Division.

Eliza is a part of the inaugural class in the Sauder Women in Finance Training Program (SWIFT) and involved in organizing the National Investment Banking Competition (NIBC). In her free time, Eliza enjoys travelling, doing workout classes, and exploring new restaurants!

Gabriel Tinio (He/Him/His)

BTM + Business Analytics | Year 5 | Drop-in Hours: Tuesdays & Fridays 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Gabriel is a 5th year Co-op student specializing in Business Technology Management with a concentration in Business Analytics. His most recent and final Co-op placement was at Samsung R&D Canada as a Data Analyst, where he had the opportunity to provide insights and build data visualizations for stakeholders.

Gabriel is also the Lead Data Analyst at UBC BizTech, UBC’s premiere Business and Technology club. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and travelling to play the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Iervinny Tanto (She/Her/Hers)

OB/HR | Year 5 | Drop-in Hours: Mondays + Wednesdays 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Iervinny is a 5th year student specializing in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources with a concentration on Sustainability and Social Impact. She utilized her 16 months of Co-op experiences to expand her knowledge of different skills including event planning, video creation, and recruitment.

On campus, Iervinny has enjoyed being a Teaching Assistant and being involved in the CUS and the AMS. In her free time, she loves exploring new coffee shops and dessert spots in Vancouver.

Kayla Jang (She/Her/Hers)

Accounting + Real Estate | Year 5 | Drop-in Hours: Mondays 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM | Wednesdays 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Kayla is a 5th year Co-op student specializing in Accounting and Real Estate. She's capitalized on three co-op experiences that enabled her to gain diverse exposures in both accounting and real estate industries. She recently concluded her final co-op placement at JILL as part of the 2023 Grosvenor Americas/UBC Sauder Real Estate Internship & Mentorship Program, where she contributed to the retail brokerage team. Kayla's previous internships focused on Audit and Assurance at Deloitte and BDO. Beyond her professional endeavours, she has also worked as a teaching assistant, residential realtor, and accounts payable assistant at a real estate developer.

Driven by her passion for mentorship and community engagement, Kayla actively participates in coffee chats facilitated by the CUS and COSAS. In her leisure time, she also enjoys exploring local restaurants, embarking on hiking adventures, and playing board games.

Laurence Yeung (He/Him/His)

Marketing | Year 5 | Drop-in Hours: Tuesdays + Thursdays 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Laurence is a 5th year Co-op student specializing in Marketing. He recently completed a 4-month work term at L'Oréal, working as an E-commerce Intern for the Chief Digital and Marketing Office, and previously held marketing positions at American Express and President's Choice Financial.

At UBC Sauder, he's been involved in the CUS from 2022-2023 as the Vice-President Academics. In his free time, he enjoys bouldering, thrifting, and trying new restaurants.

Loic Chan (He/Him/His)

OPLOG | Year 5 | Drop-in Hours: Tuesdays + Thursdays 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Loic is a 5th year Co-op student specializing in Operations & Logistics. He recently completed an 8-month work term as a Procurement Analyst Intern at Hudson's Bay and previously held an Operations role at WorkSafeBC.

On campus, Loic has been a peer mentor with the Co-op Student Association and Teaching Assistant at UBC Sauder which was helped him develop his passion for helping people. In his spare time, he enjoys bouldering and exploring new restaurants in Vancouver.

Sreeya Iyer (She/Her/Hers)

Marketing | Year 4 | Drop-in Hours: Mondays 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Fridays 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Sreeya is a 4th year student specializing in Marketing with a passion for sustainability and women empowerment. She has previously worked in non-profits, social enterprises, and is currently interning at TELUS where she focuses on analytics and strategy development.

Sreeya has also served as a Sustainability Ambassador at the Sustainability Hub and established her own social enterprise dedicated to empowering women in rural India. During her personal time, Sreeya finds joy in reading, painting, and traveling as these activities inspire her creativity and broaden her horizons.

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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