Career Advising

Developing your career is a process. We encourage you to do what you can while at LFS to gain experience and try things out.

LFS provides invaluable opportunities for you to identify and consider your interests, develop employable skills, and deepen your experience, both in the classroom and through extracurricular activities. The activities you engage in and the people you meet will inform the perspectives you shape at LFS. In addition to your skills, you will take this knowledge and experience with you into the world of work.

Meet With Our LFS Career Strategist

Topics can include:

  • Identifying career options
  • Developing job search strategies
  • Strengthening your resumes, cover letters, CVs and interviews
  • Creating a personal branding strategy
  • Writing graduate school applications
  • And much more!

Your Career Strategist

Allison Mander-Wionzek (she/her, they/them) is the LFS Career Strategist. Allison holds a BA from UBC and an MA from SFU. She is trained as a coach under the Co-Active model and has been working in the field of career development at UBC and beyond since 2010. Allison is of settler ancestry, identifies as queer and living with multiple invisible disabilities. She is particularly passionate about making workplaces more inclusive and was a member of the team that produced UBC’s Career resources for students from historically marginalized communities. Allison is also an artist, writer and avid animal lover.

Allison offers one-on-one appointments on Zoom and In-Person. Book an Appointment using Calendly.

If you run into challenges or have questions, contact LFS Student Services at

If you are not able to find appointments with Allison, you are welcome to meet with another advisor. To do so, do not select Allison under the Advisor heading. During peak job search times of the year this is recommended.

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