International Relations

Oliver began his career as an Arts Co-op student, working at Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, and UBC Enrolment Services.

Julia’s Co-op experience has been very rewarding as she has had the opportunity to explore many industries on a local, national and international scale, from non-profit to government. Julia worked at the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Communication Canada, and Foreign Affairs Canada during her time in Co-op.

Though a long time avid sports enthusiast, Jeffrey says his Co-op work term with Jet Set Sports during the 2010 Winter Olympics & Paralympic in Vancouver truly “sparked his passion” for sports and tourism industry.

Arts Co-op Student of the Year, Audrey Tong, was recognized for her work term as a Research Assistant at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), her dedication to the Arts Co-op community through her work with the Arts Co-op Students’ Association (ACSA) as Co-President, and impressive academic achievements throughout the year.

As the 2014 Honourable Mention for Arts Co-op Undergraduate Student of the Year, Mandy was recognized for her work term with the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia in Hong Kong, where her supervisor described her as having “substantially exceeded the normal level for any student intern or entry-level staffer.”

Although Simon’s graduate economics degree was the stepping stone to his current position, UBC Arts Co-op helped lay a foundation of skills for Simon that, as he says, “can be applied towards any career choices.”

Azar would “fully recommend the Arts Co-op Program at UBC. The staff is excellent and very helpful, the job postings are challenging and relevant, and the continual networking opportunities will last many years down the road towards a successful career after graduation.”

Camille found her work experience with the Delta Hospital Foundation “extremely rewarding” for the experience and connections she made, and now sees her post-graduate future in a “totally different light.”

Alex used his co-op work terms to test his strengths and apply his academic studies. He went above and beyond in his Junior Officer role at the Northeast Asia Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) and was recognized by his team as an essential member of the division.

Morrell Andrews received an honourable mention for the 2016 Arts Co-op Undergraduate Student of the Year Award. She was recognized for her co-op term as the Desk Officer for Global Affairs Canada, where her manager described her work as “above and beyond what would be normally expected of an undergraduate intern.”