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. 3
Specialities: CUS, Networking (nailing that coffee chat!), Clubs, Sustainability, Orientations
Cheryl currently works at Colliers International as a Customer Service Representative and has previously held an intern role at Coast Capital Savings. She is hoping to pursue her CPHR designation after graduation. Cheryl was the Co-President of the UBC Human Resources Management Club and is currently part of CUS Sustainability.
ERIC PUCCI – FINANCE/MINOR IN ECONOMICS - Yr. 4
Specialities: FMP/CMTP, Economics Minor; Co-op experience; Entrepreneurship, Leading with Confidence
Eric has participated in the FMP/CMTP and Leading with Confidence program. This past summer, he completed a Co-op term at a private bank in Brazil in the risk management sector.
ISABELLA ERNERT – ACCOUNTING - Yr. 4
Specialities: CPA Recruit (Big 4); Job search outside of Vancouver (Alberta), Audit and Forensic Accounting
Isabella will be pursuing her CPA designation after graduation. This past summer, she completed an internship at EY (Calgary office), gaining audit experience in the assurance practice. She has also been involved with clubs such as Sauder Summit.
SONA SHARMA – BUCS - Yr. 4
Specialities: BlockChain, Tech Start-ups, Investments
Sona has been a part of various different clubs including Sauder’s Dean’s Student Advisory Council and a stock investment club. This summer, she worked in a Research Analyst Intern role for Fresh Prep and has previously worked for UNESCO MGIEP (India) in the events management and communications department.
JOHNSON WIDJAJA – FINANCE/BTM - Yr. 3
Specialities: International job search (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia), Campus involvement, Networking
This past summer, Johnson has completed an internship in the Global Corporate Banking division with Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation in Singapore. As an international student, Johnson is knowledgeable about the work culture and job search process in most South East Asian countries.
GABRIELA PIRES LEANDRO – MARKETING - Yr. 4
Specialities: Co-op, Making the most your of your time on campus, BMMP/ Jumpstart, Social Enterprise Club, Co-op experience
Gabriela has recently completed an 8-month Co-op term as a Special Projects Coordinator at A&W Canada, after also working as a Digital Marketing Intern at Pudus. At UBC, Gabriela has played an active role in the Brazilian Student Association, the UBC Social Enterprise Club, and has participated in campus programs the Brand Management Mentorship Program.
DENIZA PEJA - FINANCE - Yr. 4
Specialties: Investment banking, international job search (Europe), networking, interviewing
This past summer, Deniza completed an internship at TD Securities in Vancouver. Prior to that, she interned at the Deloitte Central Europe office in Kosovo, completing a rotation in Finance Advisory and Audit. At UBC, she has been involved with AMS Services including the AMS Foodbank and AMS Tutoring.
"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