People

As the Archival Descriptions Assistant with the Yukon Archives, Emily worked to ensure all archival documents for this isolated location were available online and easily accessible to “Canadians and individuals globally on a daily basis.”

Although Simon’s graduate economics degree was the stepping stone to his current position, UBC Arts Co-op helped lay a foundation of skills for Simon that, as he says, “can be applied towards any career choices.”

Through co-op, Victor learned about his passions and gained valuable work experience in his field of geography.

Through his “eye-opening” work term at Ericsson, he has gained an important new outlook on both the obvious and more subtle differences between school and work.

Tsui’s work experience as a Gallery Interpreter Information Coordinator at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology (Drumheller, Alberta) was one of her most “gratifying, enriching, and enjoyable experiences in [her] life.”

Jessica Woolman went into co-op wanting to dabble in as many areas as she could, and her experiences helped her choose what work she found the most satisfying.

Daniel made a significant contribution to the Arts Club Theatre Company as an Archivist, where he applied his knowledge in Archival Studies to successfully create and launch an online archive showcasing 50 years of the company’s productions. “A [co-op] work term [can] be a life changing experience”, shares Daniel.

Azar would “fully recommend the Arts Co-op Program at UBC. The staff is excellent and very helpful, the job postings are challenging and relevant, and the continual networking opportunities will last many years down the road towards a successful career after graduation.”

Clara’s co-op terms have given her the confidence to say, “When I graduate, I think I will not only have the necessary knowledge to begin my career, but I will also have the experience required to carry myself properly in the workplace.”

Stephanie understands “how important it is to try out different things, even if it’s not your dream job. Co-op gives you the opportunity to learn a variety of transferable skills that will help you get jobs in the future.”