Student Resources

Personal Assessment Tools:

 

StrengthsFinder

Have you ever been unsure how to answer employers’ questions about your advantages or weaknesses?

Do you want to know yourself better?

StrengthsFinder is a 30-minute online career assessment that helps people uncover their talent and learn more about their top strengths. The assessment result is made up of your Strengths Insight Report and a Personalized Action Guide. The Strengths Insight Report gives detailed analysis of your top five strengths while the Personalized Action Guide offers advice on how to better utilize your strengths for success.

Please contact the Administrative Assistant, Genevieve Humphrey at genevieve.humphrey@ubc.ca, for direction on how to take the StrengthsFinder assessment, and to book an appointment to analyze your results.

 

Career Leader College

Career Leader College is a business-oriented tool that is built specifically for undergraduate students. It allows you to see a summary of your interests, motivators, and skills after you take three assessments. It also allows you to see the business professions and organizational cultures that best match your characteristics.

The three assessments take about 1.5 hours to complete and the reports you receive can guide you in finding a career you skills suite, or help you to build the relevant experiences needed for a career you are interested in.

Please contact the Administrative Assistant, Genevieve Humphrey at genevieve.humphrey@ubc.ca, for direction on how to take the Career Leader College assessment, and to book an appointment to analyze your results.

Career Cruising

Career Cruising is available to all UBC students through the general Career Centre. It is a great tool to help you understand yourself, your skills and your interests by exploring a range of possible career options.

Job Search Tools:

UBC CareersOnline

CareersOnline is an online job and volunteer board for UBC students and alumni. Make sure to use it during your next job search as jobs for students and graduates are posted there.

Resume & Cover Letters:

Resume Target

As part of our partnership with Resume Target, a provider of career-related information and resume templates, the Career Centre offers BIE students access to UBC ECON ResumeTarget. Students can find access to 100+ Premium Industry-Specific Resume Templates and matching Cover Letters in more than 54 industries and four different career levels.

JobScan

Jobscan is a tool that gives job seekers an instant analysis of how well their resume is tailored for a particular job, along with how it can be even better optimized for an applicant tracking system (also known as an ATS). Use Jobscan to easily optimize your resume against any job description and make yourself a top candidate!

Interviews:

InterviewStream

As a BIE student, you have free access to InterviewStream, which is a great tool that you can use to practice for interviews and receive valuable feedback from staff at the Career Centre. 

Please contact the Administrative Assistant, Genevieve Humphrey at genevieve.humphrey@ubc.ca, for direction on how to take use InterviewStream, and to book an appointment to review your practice interviews.