News & Stories

Akeem Johnston completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2021 with a major in English, and is currently working as Brand Coordinator at Bylands Nurseries in West Kelowna. Recently, Akeem Akeem shared more about his time here at UBCO, including his time in the Co-op Program, and what he is doing now that he has graduated.

UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Co-op Program continues to enhance, support, broaden and explore new relationships with community, and collaborate with partner organizations to develop a wide range of meaningful work experiences for students. Through co-operative education students have the opportunity to ‘learn by doing’, enhancing career pathways and possibilities, and infusing a passion for reflective learning.

In this newsletter, UBCO co-op students are seeking work experience for this upcoming summer, supports for Indigenous co-op students and employer partners, new wine sector co-op program announced, an upcoming virtual event, and more!

The UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Co-op Student of The Year Award recognizes one outstanding co-op student for their personal and professional development through work-integrated learning. This year’s winner, Bachelor of Arts student Lisvet Parra Montas shares how her co-op experience played a pivotal role in igniting passions and uncovering future career pathways.

In this newsletter, opportunities to engage with eager Co-op students this January, develop your HR toolkit with helpful employer resources and guides, an invitation to connect with our Capstone students, free virtual employer seminars, and more!

In this newsletter: Partnership opportunities to develop talent in the BC Interior region, UBC Okanagan Co-op students continue to make an impact, diversity and inclusion hiring toolkit for employers, virtual events and more!