Education

Laura’s co-op work terms – at Arts Umbrella, the UBC Arts Co-op Program, and Western Economic Diversification – were only a stepping stone in discovering her true passions.

Sheena says “it was my co-op experiences, and the skills I gained in them, combined with my academic background which helped me achieve my dream of working for the United Nations.”

Through co-op, Victor learned about his passions and gained valuable work experience in his field of geography.

Jessica Woolman went into co-op wanting to dabble in as many areas as she could, and her experiences helped her choose what work she found the most satisfying.

Kelsey’s work terms at the Disabled Sailing Association, United Way, National University of Singapore, and UBC helped her land a great job immediately after graduation, not to mention the 2009-2010 Arts Co-op Student of the Year award.

As a result of her co-op term, Danielle notes that she is a step ahead in terms of reaching her career goals: “My co-op undoubtedly provided me with an opportunity to explore my interest in collections and technical services, opened doors for further work opportunities, and propelled me forward on my career path.”

Rebekah’s supervisor, Emily Wyatt, Student Development Coordinator, Engineering praised Rebekah for her “exceptional professionalism, initiative, and quality of work in all aspects of her role” and notes that Rebekah is “one of the strongest students” that she has ever worked with.

Brendan’s organizational and management skills, as well his ability to think on his feet have been developed through his position as a Program Supervisor with Catching the Spirit Youth Society.