Stephen Brooks, BA’92
What was your first job after graduation?
I took an articling position in Vancouver with Deloitte and Touche where I went on to complete my Chartered Accountancy designation. Over a decade with the firm, I had the opportunity to work with some tremendous people and my time with Deloitte took me to the U.K. on secondment and then four years in public practice in New York.
If you weren’t in your current job field, what would you be doing?
My undergraduate degree was in history and the subject is a passion of mine to this day. If I wasn’t fortunate enough to work in professional baseball I would love to pursue graduate studies in history.
What was the best advice that you received?
I once worked for a partner at Deloitte, where I articled for my CA after UBC, who provided me with a piece of advice that I share with those starting out in the business world. Specifically, over the course of one’s career there is so much that is not within your control; the one thing that is entirely within your control is your integrity. It provides clarity and sense of purpose as one navigates through the ups and downs of a business career.
What is your best memory from your time at UBC?
I had the good fortune of taking two history classes with a professor named John Robson. He currently writes for the Toronto Sun and on occasion I see him interviewed on television. I found his classes to be the most entertaining, controversial at times, and thought-provoking of any of my classes over the course of my undergraduate degree.
What is your dream job?
I work in Major League Baseball for an iconic Canadian organization in the Blue Jays. I have my dream job.