Life Kit for recent grads

A collection of resources and programs to help guide you in your next stage of life.

Dive into Life Kit, a collection of resources and programs for recent UCalgary graduates to help guide you in your next stage of life. Life Kit will encourage you to embrace uncertainty, master adaptability, and celebrate all your important milestones along the way.

We’ll release new content throughout the year on everything from mentorship and career development, to finding your strengths and community building.

You're an important part of the UCalgary community and we’re here to support you – wherever life takes you!

10 questions with Yousef Traya, UCalgary grad and community builder

Our community unites us and inspires us to do good, so as part of our new program – Life Kit for Recent Grads — we asked Yousef Traya, BCR’01, owner of the Bridgeland Market in Calgary, to share his advice with the Class of 2021.

There's more to come!

You graduated from UCalgary at an unforgettable time, and that makes you unforgettable too.

In-person convocation celebration

We can’t wait to celebrate you as soon as it’s safe! All UCalgary 2020 and 2021 grads will soon be invited to a big party. Update your information to make sure you get the invite.

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An art installation inspired by you

To honour the academic success and sacrifice during the pandemic, UCalgary is installing a commemorative photo mosaic inspired by the 2020 and 2021 grads who graduated in the time of COVID-19.

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Get Your Degree Frame

You worked hard for your degree. Display it with pride in an official UCalgary degree frame! All frames are Canadian-made and eco-friendly, and come in a number of styles at various price points.

Shop degree frames.


Alumni-Exclusive Discounts and Deals

As a UCalgary grad, you get preferred rates on home, auto, health and life insurance; discounted rates on Active Living memberships and tickets for School of Creative and Performing Arts events; and more!

See how much you can save!


Join Mentor Link

No matter if you're looking to get advice, give advice (or open to both), UCalgary Mentor Link will help you create valuable connections along every step of your career journey.

Start making career connections.

Build Strong Alumni Connections

Connect you with like-minded alumni over shared interests and experiences. Our volunteer-led Affinity Communities plan social activities and networking events throughout the year, organize volunteer opportunities and fundraise to support university initiatives.

Join an affinity community.

If I had one more day on campus ...

We asked the Class of 2021 what they would do if they had one more day on campus before they graduate and sent Rex on a mission to fulfill their wishes. Watch Rex's complete journey at the 2021 Spring Convocation Ceremonies on June 10. 

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Career programming — watch the recording

UCalgary Alumni presents many career-focused events each year. Watch for opportunities to register for live events in the future and check out these past events now.  

Steps to Successful Self-Employment

Learn what it takes to be self-employed or an entrepreneur and the steps you need to take to be successful.

Decoding the Interview: Insights from an HR Recruiter

Alumnus Brian Palmer, BComm'06, teaches five concepts to help you stand out in interviews.

Three Stories Every Career Needs

The stories we tell ourselves and others is one way to help people understand who we are and how we can contribute as an employee.