Arts Co-op Program

Graduate with more than a degree

Explore your career options with Arts Co-op, while gaining 12 months of paid, professional work experience and a network of contacts.

Attend an Arts Co-op Information Session:

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 : 12:30pm | Chem B250
  • Monday, September 19, 2016: 4:00pm | Buch A102
  • Wednesday,  September 21, 2016: 5:00pm | IBLC 261

The deadline to apply for an Arts Co-op position is September 26, 2016, at 4pm. Click here to learn more about what you need to know about applying to Arts Co-op.

What can Arts Co-op do for you?
Success after graduation

  • 90% of Canadian co-op grads receive job offers within 1 month after graduation
  • Co-op grads earn 12% higher starting salaries than non-co-op grads

Lower student debt or no debt at all

  • Average co-op earnings over 3 work terms = $23,500
  • Total co-op fees over 3 work terms = $2,380
  • Return on investment = $21,120

Job search skills

  • Techniques for writing effective resumes and cover letters
  • One-on-one interview preparation

Enriched classroom learning

  • Discover how your degree applies in the workplace

What types of work and employers can you expect?
Students work in a wide range of positions in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. See a list of potential jobs and employers here.

Applying to Arts Co-op
Intake is once each year in September and is open to students in 2nd or 3rd year. Visit for eligibility details, info session dates, and application process.

What Psychology grads say about their journeys in co-op
Joining the Arts Co-op Program is “one of the best decisions you’ll ever make: professionally, academically, financially, and personally.”
– Jennifer Tsui, BA 2007, Double Major History & Psychology
– Work terms: Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, UBC Arts Academic Advising, Cornerstone Evangelical Baptist Church, WorkSafeBC

“My Co-op work terms are the reason I was able to find a great job immediately after graduation.”
– Kelsey Beninger, BA 2010, Major Psychology
– Work terms: Sam Sullivan Disability Foundation, United Way of the Lower Mainland, National University of Singapore, UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

To read profiles for these Psychology co-op grads and more, visit