My Career Story: Getting a Tech Job without a Tech Degree

There is a common misconception that the only way to get a job in Tech is to have a Computer Science degree. However, as the world of work continues to see an increase in technological advances, so do the opportunities to grow in a Tech career. Whether you're just exploring what a working in Tech could look like or you are actively searching for opportunities within the industry, this discussion is for you!

Listen to a panel of alumni from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds share how they got into the Tech industry. They share stories on how navigated their career peaks and valleys, explored their interests and skills, and how their networks helped them along the way in getting into the Tech industry.


Brianna Blaney, BCOM'12
Founder + CEO at DeepND Inc, Founder + Managing Partner at Envol Strategies

Emily Cheung, BA'17
Production + Digital Marketing Coordinator at Nintendo, Canada

Jason Quach, BKin'16
Marketing Automation Manager at SAP

Lee Ling Yang, BSc'10, MSc'13
Product Manager at

Recorded November 14, 2019, at the UBC Centre for Student Involvement and Careers on UBC’s Vancouver campus.

Presented by UBC Centre for Student Involvement & Careers with support from alumni UBC.