Education

After completing her co-op term at the Bamfield Marine Science Centre library, Yvette has grown her skills in data management and collection development that will help her feel confident in future careers.

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.

 

Through co-op, Stephanie gained hands-on knowledge and learned what it is like to work in an academic library – all of which she could not have learned in the classroom alone.

Through co-op, Jessica was able to pave the way to her current position, gaining what she calls “invaluable experiences” each step along the way.

Not only did Stephanie’s co-op positions help validate that she wanted to pursue a career involving coaching others, they also gave her a portfolio of credible experiences to draw upon long after graduation.

Emily is our 2017/2018 iSchool (SLAIS) MLIS Co-op Student of the Year, honoured for her work term with the UBC Learning Exchange and UBC Library’s Community Engagement team. Emily is extremely excited about a future in which libraries can help communities by dismantling barriers to information access.

Allison is our 2017/2018 iSchool (SLAIS) MAS Co-op Student of the Year, honoured for their work term with the Digitized Okanagan History (DOH) project at UBC Okanagan. Allison feels that their co-op experience has helped to sharpen focus in their academic studies and they look forward to bringing these skills with them in future work.

Andrea had the opportunity to apply her academic knowledge of community librarianship to her workplace, by prioritizing patron needs and ensuring that libraries are accessible, relevant, and helpful to the community.

Connecting with professionals in her field has been invaluable because she is able to “hear about others’ career pathways and the kind of work they do at the university, offering some perspective on the information field.”

Arts Co-op has provided Katie Stannard with opportunities for personal development beyond her wildest expectations, leading her to identify new aspirations for her education and career.