Maddy showed resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic to adapt UBC CCEL’s plans to an online format.

In his position with the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute, Ayan has gained practical experience and exposure to negotiating the balance between sustainability and development.

August had the opportunity to polish many technical and soft skills by bringing the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Ball to fruition.

Matthew is gaining experience in promoting socioeconomic equity and justice for Indigenous youth through his role as the Development Student Assistant with GEERing Up!.

Cassandra’s role with UBC Safety & Risk Management allowed her to consider a new career path in emergency management that she can utilize with her studies in Geography.

The archival preservation techniques and database management tools that Aaron learned during his Co-op work term will be transferrable to other roles as he continues to pursue his passion of museum work.

Through her co-op experiences at Dillon Consulting and Global Consulting Group Inc., she has gained connections and experiences, securing a job prior to graduating.

With a boosted skill set that now includes project management, leadership, and volunteer coordination experience, Carolyn has what it takes to get ahead of the increasingly competitive post-grad job market. What’s more, she says, “My resume is much more impressive than it would have been without co-op and I have solid work samples that I can show potential employers.”

Through his work terms at the Vancouver International Airport and the City of Abbotsford, co-op helped Stephen McCausland identify and explore the professional applications of his degree in Human Geography.

Co-op allows students to explore and exercise their passions – just ask Erin Grace, a human geography student working as Project Coordinator for the First Nations Fisheries Council (FNFC).