English Literature

Going into her co-op experiences with an open mind and powerful self drive helped Joanne pave a path to the public sector in a unique role as a Service Designer.


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.

From re-designing and maintaining the Internal Audit group’s intranet web site with Workers Compensation Board of BC (now WorkSafe BC), to promoting visual and performing art programs at Arts Umbrella, Myomi Chu’s wide variety of experiences have added to her depth of skills.

What Mike truly remembers from this position with the BC Ministry of Environment is presenting to his colleagues information about climate change; an exciting and intimidating experience as most of his audience had graduate degrees in relevant scientific disciplines and he was presenting highly technical information.

Jenny Ho was the 2014 Undergraduate Student of the Year. With her outstanding achievement in academics, workplace performance, contribution to co-operative education, and extra-curricular activities, Jenny was honoured  for her work term as a Learning Commons TECwhiz with UBC’s Faculty of Education.

For Christina Mate, her co-op experiences helped her realize her passion for technical writing. “[She] began to pursue job leads that would turn this interest into a skill.”

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.

In her position as a Head Guide at Juno Beach Centre in France, Annika had already given one D-Day Nurse educational presentation and several beach tours to French schoolchildren, which she found to be a positive experience.

Through Arts Co-op, English Language and Literature major Tina Yu is making a positive impact while exploring her dream career in social work during her co-op term at the Squamish Nation.

“Joining the Co-op program was one of the best decisions that I made as an undergrad,” says Jouel. “Not only did I have marketable skills from my university education after I graduated, I also had the work experience to back them up when I entered the work force.”