Advising and the art of career conversations

Every year, students tell us that the most important reasons for choosing post-secondary education are to get a better job and to start a career. As advisors we are in a unique position to engage in career conversations with our students – to help them reflect on their past experiences, plan for their future and take advantage of the many opportunities that UBC provides for students to build successful careers. In this session we’ll look at how to integrate career conversations into our advising practice, the career messages we need to reinforce, the myths we need to debunk, and the career resources and supports that every advisor at UBC should know.


As a follow up to the UBC Advising Conference in February, the Vice President Students Office is re-running 4 of the concurrent sessions from the conference. These sessions will be attended by UBC Staff and Faculty from across campus who play an advising role in their work with students. This will include academic, career, disability, international, residence, study abroad, and enrollment advisors.

For information about and to register for the following sessions, please visit this website.

  • June 10, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (Advising and the Art of Career Conversations)
  • June 17, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (Integrating reflection into our Advising practice)