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Career Days 2017

Interested in connecting with industry professionals? Want to learn more about exciting job prospects and career opportunities? Career Days is an annual multi-day series of events designed around career building for students. During Career Days, November 1 - 3 2017, you’ll meet with industry experts, expand your networks, fine-tune resume and interview strategies, and enhance your professional skills.

All events, activities, and sessions are open to ALL UBC students and alumni. 

Be sure to check out career tools available at the UBC Career Centre.

Career Days 2017 Title Partner is:

 Alumni UBC

Events and Activities for Students


Rapid Resume Review

When: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | 10:30am – 3:30pm
Where: Richard S. Hallisey Atrium (EME Building Level 1 Foyer)
Cost: Free

Does your resume need some tweaking, or even a complete overhaul? Then drop by our mid-day Resume Review session! Bring a physical copy of your resume and work with community experts to fine-tune the content and formatting. This is your chance to learn from industry and business professionals how to create a strong resume. Drop-in first-come, first-serve & bring your resume!

Ace Your Interview

When: Thursday, November 2, 2017 | 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Where: Engineering, Management and Education (EME) 1153
Cost: Free

Looking to improve your interview performance but you're unsure where to start? Attend this session to learn best practices for interview preparation, have a chance to practice, and receive instant feedback on ways to improve. Registration is required, please email to reserve your spot.

Resource on event calendar listing:

Facilitated by Robin Whittall, Career Advisor
Advising & Involvement Centre

UBC Speed-Networking & Social 

Thank you for your interest in the UBCO Speed-Networking and Social. Please note that we will be postponing this event to a later date. In the meantime, we encourage you to participate in the other events throughout Career Days to grow your network and hone your skills!

Please contact if you have any questions or concerns.

Panel Discussion: Engaging with Execs 

When: Friday, November 3, 2017 | 8:30am – 12:30pm
Where: University Centre Ballroom (UNC 200)
Cost: Free

The MGMT 412, Negotiations class hosts (open to ALL Management students) a Q&A session with Canadian Business executives each year. This event is a panel style question and answer period that will provide you an opportunity to hear key idea’s and discuss need to know approaches personal and workplace negotiations. You will be able to ask questions to the executives on the stage.

We are excited to announce the following individuals will participate in our panelist discussion:

Andrew Devlin - Cisco Systems Canada Co. - Director, Commercial Sales 

An Executive with over 25 years of sales and leadership experience, Andrew has seen success in both large and small organizations. He sold, and led top performance with consistent business growth at organizations such as TELUS, Cisco and private software firms. Andrew has successfully led account strategies, large deal pursuits, sales teams, portfolios and developed new markets, all while consistently exceeding expectations. Currently at Cisco, Andrew manages the commercial sales teams for Western Canada with revenues over $120 million per year. He has led and mentored dozens of sales professionals to promotion, seen a large number achieve status as champions and seen three achieve the top 1% of Cisco globally. Andrew has led his teams to be top performers in Canada and globally at Cisco. As a leader at Cisco, he is currently the sales leader of year for Canada and a recipient of the Management Excellence honour from Cisco Global.

Andrew’s leadership was developed while focusing on the customer point of view. He has peppered his education with formal sales training and delivers with integrity, humor and care. He has built, motivated and supported high performing teams and managed complex business transformations. He has managed in times of rapid expansion and divestiture, managed complex partnerships, international business and led financial turnarounds.

Andrew competed internationally both in Ski Racing and Track & Field. He has been an advocate and board member of several non-profit organizations in British Columbia including the YMCA and the Canadian Mental Health Association fostering his deep belief that we all need to give where we live. In the past few years, Andrew has been a guest lecturer and keynote for the UBC School of Management where he continues to provide mentorship

David Todd - Aspenleaf Energy Limited - VP Operations

Dave Todd is a mechanical engineer from the University of Calgary and a Wharton Business School executive program graduate. He has worked in the oil and gas sector for 40 years, 34 of which were spent at Shell where he held a variety of managerial and executive positions. With a career that includes a large variety of technical, business and managerial assignments, he has extensive experience working with multiple levels of governments, ENGOs, Indigenous groups, unions, suppliers, neighbours and complex organizations.

He has lead and participated in many multi-stakeholder think tanks, synergy groups and panel discussions and has a track record of problem resolution in difficult circumstances.

Dave has a deep appreciation for learning from experience, especially failures. He has and continues to demonstrate dedication to excellence, integrity and continuous improvement.

Recently, Dave co-founded a private oil and gas company to which he has ongoing commitment and passion. He maintains healthy curiosity on current events especially the science and politics of energy supply and climate change. He is a family man and enjoys golfing, skiing, fishing, sailing and boating.

James Grieve - Nucleus Strategies - Partner 

James Grieve is a partner in Nucleus Strategies, a Kelowna-based consulting firm that specializes in working with businesses in a variety of industries to design great service experiences that delight customers and improve business performance.

James has a can-do approach to business. For over 20 years James' career has been well-balanced in a variety of industries including professional sports, gaming, manufacturing, and consulting. He has extensive experience and expertise in management consulting, strategic planning, marketing strategy, project management, change management, B2B and B2C sales, customer experience design, and business development, with emphasis on building, nurturing, and sustaining client relationships.

Living by the mantra of well done is better than well said, James emphasizes the successful implementation and execution of initiatives that make a positive and sustainable difference. James is a proud supporter of UBCO, and also volunteers his time to mentor students and entrepreneurs at UBC Management Students Association, JDC West UBCO, Okanagan College, Futurpreneur Canada, Women's Enterprise Centre, Accelerate Okanagan, Kelowna Community Resource Centre, and Salmon Arm Economic Development Society.

James has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a major in Marketing from the University of Winnipeg, a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Entrepreneurship from Royal Roads University, and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Executive Management from Royal Roads University. James also holds professional designations as a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Certified Sales Professional (CSP), and a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP).




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