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 fellow students who have been in your shoes, 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: 11am - 2pm, Monday to Friday
  • Where: CPA Hall, right in front of 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

ALLISON MERKE - ACCOUNTING + OB/HR

Year 3

Allison is a 3rd year Co-op student who has completed multiple accounting internships. This summer, she worked at Deloitte as an Analyst Intern in US Corporate Tax. Previously, Allison held Co-op positions at Ernst & Young in External Audit and at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) as an accountant in the Internal Audit and Risk Management Departments.

Outside of school, Allison is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Vancouver Chapter. Her interests include employment and business law, fitness classes, tennis and a variety of outdoor activities!

Coaching Appointment Availability: Mondays 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Tuesdays 1:00pm - 2:30pm, Wednesdays 1:30pm - 2:00pm

BETHANEA CHOU – OB/HR

Year 3

Bethanea strives to become an empathetic, equitable, and ethical leader in the business world. As a 3rd Co-op student, Bethanea recently completed an internship as a Strategic HR Project Coordinator for the Government of Yukon. She is currently a Head TA for COMM 202 and looks forward to her May 2023 role as a Business Analyst for Deloitte Vancouver.

In her spare time, she loves designing/upcycling clothes and watching YouTube analysis videos by Cinema Therapy.

Coaching Appointment Availability: Wednesdays 2:00pm - 3:30pm, Thursdays 9:00am - 10:30am, Fridays 12:00pm - 1:00pm

GRACE N. LEE - FINANCE

Year 4

Grace is in her 4th year at UBC Sauder, specializing in Finance. She recently completed an internship as a Financial Analyst in the Consumer Wealth Management division at Goldman Sachs.

On campus, she has been part of four Spark orientations and wrapped her CUS presidency in April 2022. In her free time, she enjoys going on food adventures! 

Coaching Appointment Availability: Thursdays 9:00am - 11:00am, Fridays 10:00am - 12:00pm

HASAN ALTAF - BUCS

Year 4

Hasan is entering his 4th year at UBC Sauder in the Business and Computer Science (BUCS) program. He recently completed internships at Meta and Databricks as a Software Engineer.

On campus, he is part of Westpeak Research Association and a volunteer teacher with Microsoft TEALS. In his spare time, he loves hiking and working on personal projects.

Coaching Appointment Availability: Mondays 1:30pm - 3:00pm, Tuesdays 9:00am - 9:30am & 3:00pm - 4:00pm, Wednesdays 2:00pm - 3:00pm

MARCUS DEE - ACCOUNTING

Year 5

Marcus is entering his 5th year as a Co-op student specializing in Accounting. He recently completed his final Co-op placement at EY, where he is returning full-time after graduation as an Intermediate Staff Accountant in Assurance practice. Marcus has also held internship positions in the real estate and healthcare startup industries.

He currently serves as the President of the UBC Accounting Club and has been a peer mentor with the Co-op Student Association of Sauder. In his spare time, he loves golfing and exploring new day hikes in BC. 

Coaching Appointment Availability: Mondays 9:00am - 11:00am, Tuesdays 1:00pm - 3:00pm

MAYA RADHAKRISHNA - OPLOG

Year 4

Maya is a 4th year Co-op student specializing in Operations & Logistics. She recently completed an 8-month work term in Air Service Development at the Vancouver Airport Authority, and previously held a summer position at ChartWorld Americas.

She is passionate about helping students break barriers and biases to find roles that truly suit them. Over the summer, she spent six weeks exploring Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand and just started learning to skateboard. 

Coaching Appointment Availability: Mondays 11:30am - 1:30pm, Wednesdays 1:00pm - 1:30pm, Thursdays 12:30pm - 1:00pm, Fridays 12:00pm - 1:00pm

REILLY KAGETSU - FINANCE

Year 4

Reilly recently completed an internship with RBC Capital Markets as a Global Markets Summer Analyst (S&T). Before this, he completed an internship at RBC Dominion Securities, looking at technology equities. Reilly is currently a Fund Manager with the UBC Portfolio Management Foundation and is in his 4th year at UBC. Reilly will be joining BMO Capital Markets next summer for a Toronto investment banking internship.

On campus, Reilly is a part of UBC Sauder LIFT: Kenya team and was previously involved in WestPeak Research Association, Sauder JDC West (Academics), and UBC Pennydrops. Reilly is passionate about mentorship, career growth, and getting involved in his communities. Off-campus, Reilly is an avid hiker and improving golfer.

Coaching Appointment Availability: Tuesdays 9:00am - 11:00am & 2:30pm - 4:30pm

VICTORIA NORDAL - MARKETING

Year 5

Victoria is a 5th year Co-op student in Marketing. She utilized her three Co-op experiences to expand her knowledge of different marketing industries. She recently completed an eight-month work term at Visier Inc, where she tackled social media, ads, email marketing, and more.

On campus, Victoria has had the pleasure of co-chairing UBC Imprint, Western Canada's largest student-run marketing conference, mentoring students through COSAS, and working as VP Marketing for BizWeek. Outside of academics and work, Victoria enjoys playing volleyball and exploring new coffee shops in Vancouver.

Coaching Appointment Availability: Wednesdays 10:00am - 11:00am, Thursdays 12:30pm - 1:30pm, Fridays 10:00am - 12:00pm

WILLIAM HOU - CONSULTING + STRATEGY

Year 4

William is a 4th year student specializing in Accounting and minoring in International Relations. Last summer, he completed an internship with Monitor Deloitte in strategy consulting, and most recently with Scotiabank's Corporate Strategy team. Currently, he holds a position with Dr. Squatch's International Strategy team focused on new market entry and development.

He is passionate about building a strong foundation for placing UBC Sauder students into consulting and strategy roles. On campus, William was previously a co-Chair of NSCC and competed with UBC Sauder JDC West. In his spare time, he enjoys anything automotive/clean energy-related.

Coaching Appointment Availability: Mondays 9:30am - 11:00am, Tuesdays 9:30am - 11:00am, Wednesdays 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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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