Discover job search resources that can help connect you with the position your looking for. Whether it’s a part-time job on campus or your first career move after you graduate, make sure you’re searching in the right places. UBC is a hub for recruiters – make sure you make the most out of it.
Co-operative education (Co-op) combines classroom learning with relevant practical work experience. Students can gain up to 20 months of paid, relevant and invaluable work experience, setting them up to jumpstart their careers.
Co-operative education opportunities exist for engineering students in all disciplines through the Engineering Co-op Office, except for the Engineering Physics program, which is handled by the Faculty of Science’s Co-op Office.
Apply at the end of August/beginning of September of your 2nd year.
The Work Learn Program supports and subsidizes meaningful work experiences on campus that offer the opportunity for all current UBC students to develop your professional skills and learn in a work environment. From these experiences, you will gain mentorship opportunities, an expanded network, ownership and responsibility of work, self-awareness and reflection, as well as a chance to apply your knowledge in practical settings, contribute to personal learning goals and the University in a different way.
There are many other organisations on campus who hire students outside of the Work Learn program. These positions are typically part-time and flexible, and can help you develop relevant transferable skills.
The Canada Summer Jobs Program provides young people aged 15 to 30 the opportunity to gain meaningful work and life experience while supporting community-based initiatives.
Browse the CareersOnline events calendar to learn when Employers are visiting campus. These information sessions offer students valuable opportunities to learn about the work these companies do, the company culture, and the hiring practices.
Find Your Networks
Your network can get you places. Connect with others and gain new perspective from their experience and expertise. Foster the relationships that will help you grow personally and professionally. Here are just a few resources to connect you with students and mentors.