Employers & Roles

We expect that PhD students will be most interested in (and most attractive to employers in) the following fields:

  • Communications / public relations
  • Academic administration
  • Governmental and non-governmental organization (NGO) research positions
  • Training management
  • Project management

Co-op employers gear their offers specifically to short-term projects. A reasonable percentage of the postings will be in other cities, so you will have more employment options if you are able to relocate.

The Arts Co-op Program already offers graduate Co-op programs through the UBC iSchool (Library / Archival studies) and UBC Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA), and is recruiting additional employers interested in PhD students from English and History. A number of employers are already very interested in hiring English and History PhD students.

As a co-op student, you get the experience of looking for and applying to positions which might be interesting to you from the Co-op Jobs Database. Co-op organizes the interviews for you, and employers decide who they want to hire.