A competitive edge before you graduate: network with employers, gain paid work experience, hone your professional skills.
As the largest engineering school and co-op program in Western Canada, UBC Engineering graduates 75% of all new engineers in BC each year. What makes these new grads so compelling in today’s competitive job market? The richness and relevance of the real-world experience they gain through UBC’s well-developed and growing co-op program. Alternating academic and co-op work terms, these paid technical employment opportunities are designed to complement your academic specialization, giving you impressive professional experience while furthering your career network with local, national and international employers.
With over 4,500 employer partnerships, the UBC Engineering Co-op Program has facilitated thousands of connections between our students and local, national and international companies. According to our Engineering Co-op employers, over 90% are interested in hiring co-op students for permanent positions upon graduation.
Co-op is an option available to students in all of the engineering disciplines at the UBC Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, and students of any citizenship can participate.
UBC also facilitates student employment through our on-campus Professional Development Employment Centre.
Study, work, and volunteer abroad programs for students.
The Work Learn program allows students to look for a part-time, career-related job on campus.