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Alumni Office Hours with Sara Peacock – Community Manager at Pela

November 5, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers, in partnership with the UBC Hub of Ten Thousand Coffees, is excited to bring you a virtual mentorship and networking opportunity to connect with UBC alumna, Sara Peacock. This event is open to all students and alumni.

Walking Outside of Your Comfort Zone

Sara grew up in the South Okanagan Valley and, from an early age, she absorbed her grandparents’ philosophy of caring for the Earth and making the most of what you are given in life. After completing her bachelor of arts degree at UBC Okanagan majoring in English and minoring in psychology, she ditched her plans of doing a BEd and moved to Vancouver to pursue her interest in fashion.

After creating her own opportunities and finding the value in saying “yes”, Sara earned a position as the runway show coordinator at Eco-Fashion Week, a Vancouver-based event series focused on creating a sustainable future within the fashion industry. Through the event, she met her next opportunity— a made-to-order indie bridal brand called Truvelle. With Sara as the marketing director, the brand grew from one label and a small local boutique to a standout in the industry with four brands under its umbrella and a retail presence worldwide.

At the top of 2020, Sara has now moved back to where it all began to continue her lifework of building brands with a bigger purpose. At Pela, Sara leads the charge on building a global community that is passionate about the brand’s mission to create a sustainable future for all, one small act at a time.

To RSVP for this event:

1. Go to the UBC Hub of Ten Thousand Coffees

2. https://www.tenthousandcoffees.com/schools/ubc

3. Create a student account, complete the fields to the best of your ability

4. Click on the Office Hours link on the left tab of the website

5. RSVP for the event titled “Alumni Office Hours with Sara Peacock”

The event will take place through a webinar format, and an event Link will be emailed to you within 48 hours of the office hour. Attending an Office Hour is an excellent opportunity for you to expand your network and participate in an open, round-table discussion with an alumni.

Make sure to prepare one question for our alumna speaker for this Office Hour. You will be given an opportunity to ask your question either verbally or through GoToWebinar’s chat function.

Please email recruit.talent@ubc.ca if you require accommodations to access this event due to an ongoing medical condition and/or disability.


November 5, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Additional Info

Registration/RSVP Required
Yes (see event description)
Event Type
Info Session/Fair, Networking
Personal and Professional Development
Alumni, Students