Political Science

At the National Research Council (NRC), Naeemah was not only able to gain HR experience, but also assisted with projects related to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI).

Through co-op, Stephen has gained “contacts, references and a resume with good accomplishments in the field of publishing that will show [his] experiences” to future employers.

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.

Peter Lee worked at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) for his co-op terms, which closely aligned with his own studies and his future career goals.

With 8 months of international work experience and knowledge of the ins-and-outs of cross-cultural dialogue under her belt, Arts Co-op student Karen has gained an impressive range of transferable skills that will set her apart in the eyes of future employers.

Through co-op, Lacey discovered a passion for Communications. The practical, hands-on work experience she gained through Arts Co-op led to her present position as Communications Coordinator for the Delta Hospital Foundation.

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.

Jasmine stumbled upon her passion through exploring different co-op opportunities and uncovered a passion for student programming that shaped the rest of her university experience and influenced her professional career.

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.

Avril Espinosa-Malpica is the Arts Co-op Undergraduate Student of the Year for 2017! Avril is honoured for her impressive work at the Global Affairs Canada Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), and for her substantial contributions to the UBC co-op community.