Alumni

Above: UBC Arts Co-op Alumni Dinner, Ottawa, June 2017

Each year our Arts Co-op Alumni community grows and we invite you to be part of this group that has a shared a common journey through co-op.

Join our LinkedIn Group for the UBC Arts Co-op Alumni Network. Get the latest updates on exclusive alumni events, news and announcements. And of course, stay in touch with your valuable network of fellow Arts Co-op alumni.

Also remember to email and update us on how best to reach you as you move through your career.

You know first hand the value of hiring a co-op student and we invite you to help current students follow your path to workplace success. Talk to one of our coordinators about hiring your first student or how to build an ongoing partnership for recruiting students year after year.

Or if you’re ready to post a job today, jump straight to our 4 step process to hiring a student.

Provide career guidance and support to students in Arts Co-op. Help them identify career interests, share career options and labour market information, and set career goals. Become involved with the Arts Co-op Student Association Mentorship Program.

Or mentor students through the Arts Tri-Mentoring Program.

Return to campus and share your stories with students. We’re always on the lookout for alumni who are passionate about their experiences in Arts Co-op and would like to speak to incoming students.

Let us know if you’d like to sign up to speak at our info sessions (each September) or pre-employment conferences (each November, January, and March).

Whether you’re a fresh grad or a professional looking for a change, you may find yourself pondering your career direction and asking, “What’s next?”

We created this Graduation Resource Guide to help you discover answers to questions you may have around work and career issues. This guide contains information, exercises and resources to help solidify your knowledge about:

  • The kinds of work you enjoy and want in the future
  • The work contacts you have made through your co-op placements who you may want to reconnect with
  • How to design and realize a fulfilling work future by leveraging self awareness and your network

The Graduation Resource Guide is divided into 2 parts:

  • Knowing Yourself & Getting Started on Your Job Search – Reflecting on your personality, attitudes, work interests, and values is the first step in shaping your career path. Then you can begin to tap into the hidden job market, where 80% of available jobs can be found.
  • Resources & Tools – A listing of UBC resources for new grads, as well as professional associations and employment/volunteer websites

After graduation, you can still access (at no cost; for up to 2 years), the many programs and services available through the UBC Centre for Student Involvement & Careers.

Take advantage of one-to-one advising sessions or workshops to help you with everything from resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, career exploration, job searching, and networking skills. Or attend some of the dozens of Employer Information Sessions that occur each term.

Your connection to UBC doesn’t end just because you graduate! Take advantage of the many services through Alumni UBC that could benefit you:

  • Alumni A-Card
  • Home & Auto Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Travel Program
  • Career Resources
    • “Your Next Step” career development program
    • Webcasts: 10 Tips for Negotiating an Employment Contract
    • Blog
    • Podcasts
    • Alumni Profiles
    • Careers Newsletters
    • Upcoming Events