On Thursday March 9th, I had the opportunity of speaking in front of UBC Arts students about the value of a liberal arts degree, the career paths available to undergrads, and how to approach the job market.

I, along with a panel of other Arts alumni, spoke for about 45 minutes at Café Medina, in downtown Vancouver. The event was moderated by Mishal Tahir, a second-year international student from Pakistan. The other two panelists were Tim Louman-Gardiner (BA’04 Political Science; LLB’07) and  Grace Mok (BA’02 Economics; Dip(Acct)’03).

It was a pleasure talking to the young audience comprising our future leaders. Many were friendly, optimistic about the future, curious about the job market after graduation.  The UBC Almni office deserves credit for sponsoring this helpful event, in conjunction with AUS.  I have always felt that universities and colleges should do all they can to help prepare students for the job market.

Left to right: Mishal Tahir, Grace Mok, Milton Kiang, Tim Louman-Gardiner