Three students talk about their Arts Co-op experience in these short videos.
2014 Undergraduate Student of the Year Double Major: Psychology & English Literature Each year, the Arts Co-op Program recognizes an Arts Co-op Undergraduate student for outstanding achievement in academics, workplace performance, contribution to co-operative education, and extra-curricular activities. This year’s winner, Jenny Ho, was honoured for her work term as a Learning Commons TECwhiz with […]
According to Commander Chris Hadfield, Eva “made a huge difference in the success of [his] spaceflight through her bright and creative support, endless patience, hard work and sense of fun’! Her work at the Canadian Space Agency helped her discover a new passion, space psychology, and put her transferable skills to work.
Through co-op, Joy explored work in different fields and discovered what she likes and dislikes and learned that her BA degree with a major in Music is a key for opportunities outside of the Music field as well.
Through work terms at the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation and UBC’s Faculty of Engineering, Cindy has realized that her career path is not limited to her English Literature degree.
Through co-op, Anqi gained experience conducting research, obtained excellent references, and developed valuable transferable skills that will enable successful completion of graduate school applications and will be an asset in her future career.
Kiran tells others, “Co-op was a great experience and if you have any reservations about finding your dream job, keep looking. Putting in effort will help you find a job that will give you transferable skills after you graduate.”
Brendan’s organizational and management skills, as well his ability to think on his feet have been developed through his position as a Program Supervisor with Catching the Spirit Youth Society.
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.”
All of June Wong’s Co-op experiences have taught her how to find information when she needs it, how to talk to people and how to network and ask for references.