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Behind the career

From accelerating particles to advancing public health

CZ Biohub | Jul 06, 2021 | 03:35pm | Media coverage

Andrew Cote, a graduate of the UBC Engineering Physics program, reflects on his role in CZ Biohub’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Behind the career: Biomedical Engineering

Jun 21, 2021 | 01:44pm | Spotlight

While she may now have landed positions that aligns with her love for innovative biotechnology and medical devices, Julie also knows firsthand that finding your passion is not something that just happens instantaneously.

Behind the career: Chemical and Biological Engineering

Jun 21, 2021 | 01:39pm | Spotlight

“It is easy to get tied up in the 'I just need to learn this for an exam' mindset, but trust that you need to learn them for a reason. The courses in the program are accredited for a reason, and you will probably use it! So just believe…

Behind the career: Chemical Engineering

Jun 21, 2021 | 01:35pm | Spotlight

Throughout all these experiences, Megan debunked her first-year self’s misconception: It is not knowledge of chemistry that makes a good a chemical engineer, but rather a passion for creativity and a love for collaboration. 

Behind the career: Civil Engineering

Jun 21, 2021 | 01:29pm | Spotlight

When asked what she would tell her younger self before she pursued engineering, her response was simple: “I would tell myself that I belong. Regardless of all the other faces in the room, I deserve to be there too.” 

Behind the career: Electrical Engineering

Jun 21, 2021 | 01:22pm | Spotlight

Whether you're considering switching faculties or just experiencing imposter syndrome in your field, Jessica’s journey from business student to working at Microsoft is a reminder to all that it is never too late to follow your passions.

Behind the career: Engineering Physics

Jun 21, 2021 | 01:05pm | Spotlight

From being software engineer intern at Copperleaf Technologies to a hardware engineer intern at Tesla and Google to a Research Assistant at UBC’s CARIS Lab, Yuqing’s exploration as a UBC engineering student was limitless.

Behind the career: Environmental Engineering

Jun 21, 2021 | 12:59pm | Spotlight

For Sidney, choosing to pursue environmental engineering was an easy choice. A lover of the great outdoors, it only made sense that UBC and UNBC’s unique joint program for the major was the perfect fit for someone like Sidney.

Behind the career: Geological Engineering

Jun 21, 2021 | 12:37pm | Spotlight

The exciting, dynamic nature of her career not only reflects in Kate’s workdays, but in the discipline itself. In fact, it was the flexibility and creativity of the field that helped Kate commit to pursuing Geological Engineering.

Behind the career: Integrated Engineering

Jun 21, 2021 | 12:32pm | Spotlight

When she was deciding which engineering major to pursue, Sara wanted to define her degree rather than let her degree define her. With her broad range of interests, Sara decided to customize her studies through UBC’s Integrated Engineering program.

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