We invite you to be a part of our growing Arts Co-op Alumni community. Discover how you can get involved and support others in their journey through co-op.
Hire a Student
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. Speak with one of our Co-op Career Educators about hiring your first student and how to build an ongoing partnership for recruiting students year after year.
If you’re ready to post a job today, learn about our hiring process and next steps.
Mentor a Student
Through the Arts Co-op Students’ Association (ACSA) Mentorship Program, you can help provide career guidance and support to students in Arts Co-op. This program is designed to help students identify their career interests, set career goals, and evaluate their career options with an experienced alumni and industry professional.
Share your Experiences
Return to campus and share your stories with students. We’re always looking 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 and January).
Graduation Resource Guide
Whether you’re a recent graduate 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 your work and career.
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 two 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.
Access Career Advising & Programs
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, including: resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, career exploration, job searching, and networking. They also host a series of Employer Information Sessions each term.
Your connection to UBC doesn’t end just because you graduate! Take advantage of the many benefits and services through Alumni UBC including:
- 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
- Alumni Profiles
- Careers Newsletters
- Upcoming Events
Keep in Touch
Stay in touch with your valuable network of fellow Arts Co-op alumni. Join our LinkedIn Group for the UBC Arts Co-op alumni network to get the latest updates on exclusive alumni events, news, and announcements.
Also remember to email and update us on how best to reach you as you move through your career.