Choose UBC Okanagan and open the door to learning that extends beyond the classroom.

What Prospective Students Need to Know

While Co-op is for students in third and fourth years of bachelor programs, why not map out your plans early? Choose UBC Okanagan and open the door to learning that extends beyond the classroom.


At UBC Okanagan, the academics of most bachelor programs can be combined with real-world, paid work placements.

Employers and community partners who hire Co-op students come from a broad range of sectors and workplaces, including public organizations, non-profit agencies and large corporations, to small businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups.

UBCO’s Co-op program is diverse for students too—open to undergraduate students in Arts, Engineering, Fine Arts, Human Kinetics, Management, Media Studies, and Science.

How does Co-op work?

Co-op students are provided pre-employment training to make sure they are ready for the recruitment process. During pre-employment training, students receive one-on-one resumé and cover letter review services, job search strategies, interview preparation, career advice and personalized support to help secure work-term employment.

Co-op students have exclusive access to an online database of available positions. Selected candidates are then interviewed by potential employers. Students can also secure employment on their own through contacts in industry or school. The Co-op Office actively communicates with students throughout the work term, ensuring they stay connected to UBC and benefit from new opportunities, applied learning and reflective growth.


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