Co-Op Options

Graduate with more than a degree and explore your career options with Arts Co-Op. Gain 12 months of paid, professional work experience and a network of contacts. Intake is once each year in September, and is open to students in second or third year.

Success after graduation

  • 90% of Canadian co-op grads receive job offers within 1 month after graduation
  • Co-op grads earn 12% higher starting salaries than non-co-op grads
  • Due to their success in the program and beyond, 25% of our postings come from Arts Co-op alumni.

Lower student debt or no debt at all

  • Average co-op earnings over 3 work terms = $27,000
  • Total co-op fees over 3 work terms = $2,430
  • Return on investment = $24,570

Job search skills

  • Techniques for writing effective resumes and cover letters
  • One-on-one interview preparation

Enriched classroom learning

  • Discover how your degree applies in the workplace 

Students work in a wide range of positions in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. See a list of potential jobs and employers available to all Arts Co-op students here.

Employers of particular interest to BA Econ & BIE students might include:

- Bank of Canada - Health Canada
- Blue Umbrella, Hong Kong - HSBC
- BPI Inc. - Illuminate Consulting
- Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation - Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada
- Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong - Offices of Medium and Small Enterprises
- Canadian Mental Health Association - Statistics Canada
- Financial Institutions Commission (BC) - Vancouver Airport Authority
- Global Affairs Canada - Western Economic Diversification Canada 

 

2017/2018 Application Details

Applications are now closed.

 

Visit artscoop.ubc.ca for more information

Arts Co-op Testimonials

Course Scheduling for VSE Students

Click here for co-op work/study schedules and guidelines

Some courses that you will need for graduation are only available in certain terms or may need to be taken sequentially.

All BA and BIE co-op students are encouraged to meet with the advisor listed below for their program of study to discuss any course scheduling challenges.

 

BA Advisor
Nisha Malhotra
Senior Instructor
nisha.malhotra@ubc.ca

 

BIE Advisor
Nancy E. Clarke
VSE Career Centre, Director
nancy.clarke@ubc.ca

 

For Specific Questions About Arts Co-op
arts.co-op@ubc.ca
604-822-1529