UBC Arts Co-op Program

Why Co-op

Graduate with more than a degree.

Explore your career options with Arts Co-op, while gaining paid, professional work experience and a network of contacts.

What can Arts Co-op do for you?

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

Lower student debt or no debt at all

  • Average undergrad 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

What do alums say about their journeys in Arts Co-op?

“Doing a Co-op degree was the smartest choice I made at UBC!”
Phil Casey, BA 2010, Geography & Visual Arts

“Co-op helped me to decide what I wanted to do with my career.”
–  Jouel Tiu, BA 2002, English Literature & Commerce

“The Co-op program sets you apart from other graduates…head and shoulders above.”
– Simon Lai, BA 2006, Economics & International Relations

What types of work and employers can you expect?

Students work in a wide range of positions in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. See a list of potential jobs and employers here.

Applying to Arts Co-op

Intake is once each year in September. Click here for full details on eligibility and the application process.

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

Faculty of Arts
Buchanan A240
1866 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada
Tel: 604.822.3828
Arts Co-op Program
Buchanan C121
1866 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada
Tel: 604.822.1529

Connect with us on Twitter and Facebook

Emergency Procedures | Accessibility | Contact UBC  | © Copyright The University of British Columbia