Email is one way to communicate with prospective employers or mentors and for them to reach out to you – does your email best represent your professional self?
You may want to consider utilizing the UBC Alumni Email Forwarding service. Why?
1) Highly likelihood of obtaining an email address that is professional and identifiable to your name.
2) Allows you to forward messages to your current email, thus allowing you to hang onto your long-time address “gamerz123rulez” or “harrypotterfan2012” that you created back in grade 10.
Using a “@alumni.ubc.ca” email address on your cover letter and resume can add a nice professional touch to your profile.
More information on how to create your alumni email address can be found here.