The Compass is a welcoming community of Arts students, staff, faculty, and alumni that offers curated resources + student engagement and career programming to help you make the most of your Arts degree.

Compass programming is developed in consultation with Arts students like you. Whether you are looking for actionable steps to improve your wellbeing, tips to get the most of your time in Arts, or tools to prepare for life after graduation, Compass is here to improve your Arts experience.

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Wellbeing Workshops

Student life can be challenging. Classes, exams, friendship and family drama can all pile up and lead to feelings of anxiety and stress. The good news is there are healthy habits you can learn and practice that will allow you to better navigate difficulties and even thrive throughout the semester and beyond. At each workshop, you will have the opportunity to connect with other students as you learn helpful tips and skills to bring more balance into your life. Facilitated by Arts Embedded Counsellor Laura Harvey.


Arts Alumni Talks

Wondering where an Arts degree can take you? Interested in learning from those who’ve been in your shoes to find out how to make the best of your time in UBC Arts? Drop-in to Arts Alumni Talks to meet with a UBC Arts alum for casual – and candid – conversations about their UBC experience, student life and career journeys following graduation.


Arts Prof Talks

Meet and learn from faculty members from a range of departments who will share their expertise and advice with you through informal, authentic conversation. Come chat with us on topics such as the psychology of gaming, how to make the most of your time at UBC, how to bounce back after a low grade, and so much more.


Designing Your Future

Back by popular demand, this series teaches undergraduate Arts students across all year levels tools to design a meaningful path through your Arts degree and think about life after graduation. Learn how to tell your story in resumes, cover letters, interview skills, job search strategies, and more.


Top Insider Tips for Arts Students

Learn from Arts faculty and staff members about ways to help finance your degree, get involved, and more.


Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Fellow Public Engagement & Professional Development

The Arts Amplifier is designed to help UBC Arts graduate students and postdoctoral fellows turn their ideas and projects into meaningful work experiences. We want you to leverage your networks and co-develop with off-campus partners your own paid work and professional development experiences. Our goal is to help you to tap into the hidden job market, using networking and collaboration to design projects tailored to you, specifically. Join us to meet with peers, alumni, employers, and community organizers, to spark new ideas, catalyze your existing ones, foster community and connections, and collaborate on meaningful public engagement projects.


Contact us

Julie Walchli
Executive Director, Work Integrated Education and Career Initiatives
604 827 5194
arts.studentcomms@ubc.ca