Build your network and take your career to the next level!
You might wonder, "What's the big deal with networking?"
Well, it’s one of the most important things you can do for your career. Not only will it help you make meaningful connections with peers, alumni, and professionals, it can help you:
- Explore your possibilities: Get a better understanding of what it’s like to work in different careers
- Practice the art of communication: sharpen your communication skills to express your unique talents and career interests
- Get face-to-face with employers: chat with employers hiring for roles you’re interested in
Networking isn’t just for extroverts. We get it. Networking can be intimidating, but you can do it almost anywhere – from large-scale events to 1:1 coffee chats, LinkedIn, UBC student club events or while volunteering (check out Go Volunteer to find opportunities).
Ways to get started
Self-guided toolkits designed for UBC Sauder students
Networking & Informational Interviews Toolkit
Along with helping you develop connections with people working in areas you’re interested in, networking will help you get insights into whether a company, role, or industry is right for you.
Networking is about building meaningful, two-way professional relationships, not asking for a job. Learn how to approach networking effectively with this Toolkit.
LinkedIn & Online Presence Toolkit
On LinkedIn, you can connect with 270,000+ UBC alumni and 37,000+ UBC Sauder alumni. Likely a UBC or UBC Sauder alum is doing a job you’d be interested in, for an organization you want to work for, in a city you want to live in.
Discover how to leverage the networking capabilities of LinkedIn to get recognized and connect with people in industries you want to work in.
Enhance your skills with LinkedIn Learning to help you achieve your goals. All degree-seeking UBC Vancouver students have access to LinkedIn Learning, where you can build skills, browse career ideas, and achieve your personal goals. Register to access over 16,000+ free courses covering topics such as digital networking strategies, optimizing your LinkedIn profile for recruiters, and more.
LinkedIn Guys’ Online Masterclass
Want insider tips on how to build your network on LinkedIn? Check out the LinkedIn Guys' Online Masterclass!
The BCC provides all UBC Sauder students FREE access to this online course. Learn proven tactics with step-by-step instructions from former LinkedIn employees, The LinkedIn Guys. Learn how to:
- Optimize: attract recruiters with your profile
- Search: discover companies, people, and roles
- Connect: build your network and get support
- Network: find referrals that can lead to interviews
- Succeed: use insider info to prepare for interviews and negotiate
Enroll by creating a new account and learn how to make your LinkedIn profile stand out!
Ten Thousand Coffees
Join UBC's Ten Thousand Coffees platform to expand your network and explore your future career options. Create a new free profile on The UBC Hub to connect with UBC alumni and gain new career insights.
Navigate Your Career Journey
Trying to figure out what type of work interests you? Or maybe you’re wondering what resources can help you achieve your goals? No matter where you are in your unique career journey, you can use our career development model to help navigate your personal and professional goals at UBC Sauder and beyond.