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!
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 10:00-11:00 am. Drop-In: Wed 12:00-1:00 pm.
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. Drop-In: Tues 12:00-1:00 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: Wed 11:00-12:00 pm. Drop-In: Wed 12:00-1:00 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. Drop-In: Mon 1:00-2:00 pm.
MAXINE CHEN - ACCOUNTING & OPLOG - 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: Wed 2:00-3:00 pm. Drop-In: Wed 1:00-2:00 pm.
ANNIE LAI – MARKETING & OBHR - Yr. 4+
Specialities: Campus involvement, Co-op experience, BMMP
Annie recently completed an HR internship at Canada Post and previously worked in brand marketing at BCLC. She is hoping to pursue her CPHR designation after graduation. At UBC Sauder, Annie has been involved with the Co-op Program, Work Learn Program, orientations and the CUS. Bookable 1:1 appointments: Tues 10:30-12:00 pm. Drop-In: Tues 12:00-1:00 pm.
CHAYTEN HANSRA – FINANCE & REAL ESTATE - Yr. 4+
Specialities: Co-op experience, CMTP, FMP, Leading with Confidence program
Chayten recently completed an internship at the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) in their Infrastructure & Natural Resources Investment Team. Prior to OTPP, he completed his Co-op at Bentall Kennedy in Real Estate Investment Management and EY, as a part of their Real Estate Transaction Advisory team. At UBC Sauder, Chayten has been a participant in both the Capital Markets Training Program and Finance Mentorship Program. He also competed in the 2018 Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition. Bookable 1:1 appointments: Tues/Thu 10:00-10:30 am. Drop-In: Tues 12:30-1:30 pm.
KAYLA ZHU - ACCOUNTING - Yr. 4
Specialties: Co-op experience, CPA Recruit, International job search (Hong Kong)
Kayla recently completed a Finance internship with the City of Richmond. Prior to that, she worked as an Equity Research Associate at Canalyst Financial Modeling Corporation and as an Audit intern at PwC (Hong Kong). She was previously an organizer for the Linde Equity Investment Competition. Bookable 1:1 appointments: Mon/Wed 3:00-3:30 pm. Drop-In: Wed 1:00-2:00 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: Wed 10:00-11:00 am. Drop-In: Thurs 12:30-1:30pm.
ALEX GILLIS - ENTREPRENEURSHIP- Yr. 4
Specialties: 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. Check COOL for appointment details.
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