Co-op Program

When you graduate, will you have work experience? A professional network and the confidence to pursue a job you want?

Co-op students alternate between academic terms and challenging, paid work experience with employers across Canada and around the world. Students earn non-academic co-op credit for each work term, and completion of the co-op program is recognized on their UBC degree.

Explore your career options with the Co-op program, while building 12-16 months of paid work experience, valuable job search skills, and a professional network with a variety of employers.

As Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield floated through the cosmos, a UBC psychology student was working to keep him grounded.

Photo: Martin Dee

Photo: CSA

Eva Kwan, a UBC psychology student who participated in a co-op placement with the Canadian Space Agency, worked with a host of experts – doctors, psychologists, nutritionists – as part of the CSA’s Operational Space Medicine team, which has spent years preparing for Commander Chris Hadfield’s mission. Read more about Eva’s co-op experience.