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Translating your interests into a rewarding career, and taking a step beyond the classroom, can often seem like daunting tasks. But you're not alone.

UBC Science Co-op

Gain work experience, build your network, and earn money with UBC Science Co-op. In most programs, being a co-op student will extend your degree program by one year — but the pay-off is immense.

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  • Build My Career - Resources and Career Advising

    UBC Career Services provides numerous tools in building your career. Not only are there career advisors to help you find job resources and opportunities, but there are also a wide variety of workshops - interview, resume, and cover letter assistance, and many more.

  • CareersOnline

    Access the online database to browse job or volunteer opportunites for UBC students and alumni, on and off campus.

  • Work Learn Student Positions

    On-campus part-time jobs are available in the academic year and summer for UBC students. Build work experience, gain professional skills, earn great pay. Applications open in March and August.

  • Science Undergraduate Society (SUS) Mentorship

    Interested in grad school? Unsure of your post-undergrad future? Get paired with a grad student to gain more insight into post-BSc options.

  • Grad Workshop Series

    Graduating soon? Dig deeper into the experience you gained through your BSc through workshops. Identify what is transferable to the workplace, brush up your résumé & cover letter, practice interview skills, and more.

  • Exchange, Research, and Study Abroad

    Study at a foreign university and gain international experience while meeting new people from different cultures.

  • Women in Science Mentoring Program

    The Women in Science Mentorship Program is a student-run initiative to connect female Science students with women working in the field of Science.

  • Computer Science Tri-Mentoring

    Junior students get advice from senior students regarding course planning, student life, and opportunities for extracurricular activities. Both junior and senior students explore career options and hone their networking and communications skills by participating with mentors in activities like job-shadowing, company visits, and career fairs.

  • Physics Mentoring Program

    The Physics Mentorship Program is a student-run initiative to connect physics students with upper year students in the department.

  • Research Experience (REX) Mentoring

    Research Experience supports mentors who assist and lead undergraduate students with developing a theoretical research project that will be presented as a poster at the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC).

  • Integrated Sciences Mentoring Program

    Students newly admitted to the Integrated Sciences specialization are paired with upper-year students who can share their own experience in the department. 

  • Centre for Student Involvement and Careers

    Drop in to find valuable experiences, resources, and people that can support you in career opportunities and personal growth. Career advising also available.

  • Science Co-op Mentoring Program

    The Science Co-op Students Association strives to provide a sense of community and support for all students involved in the UBC Science Co-op (SCOOPS) program. SCOOPS hopes to create a space where students can share in their accomplishments, pass on and receive advice, and bond through their unique experiences.

  • International Students Working in Canada

    Learn everything about working in Canada as an internationational student. Numerous workshops are available to help you start a successful career in Canada. 

  • Workshops, office space, student led initiatives, mentoring and funding to support UBC's entrepreneurial community.