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With nearly 200 students currently seeking employment for May, now is the time to post a summer student position

The Interdisciplinary Co-op Program includes undergraduate students from four faculties: Arts and Sciences, Creative and Critical, Health and Social Development, and Management.

Since its expansion in 2016, UBC Okanagan’s Interdisciplinary Co-op Program has seen 55 co-op work terms completed on campus.

With the largest cohort to date seeking employment for the summer, now is the time to post a position.

Top tips for campus partners interested in hiring a co-op student:

Start early

Post positions approximately three months in advance of a start date to have access to a larger candidate pool. Co-op students are available full-time for 4-, 8- or 12-month work terms beginning in May, September or January.

Have a project in mind

Hiring a co-op student can be a great way to kick-start a project or continue momentum during the summer months. A few examples of this from recent hires include:

  • Assisting with the transition from Blackboard to Canvas
  • Involvement in a wide variety of research initiatives
  • Engaging the campus community through various communication and outreach strategies
  • Participating in event planning and execution with events like UBC’s annual Homecoming
  • Data analysis, policy and procedure review, planning and administrative tasks

Consider how a co-op student could add value to your team.

Access diverse skills

Co-op is an opportunity to support a student’s learning journey. Access talent from multiple disciplines and tap into diverse skill sets that co-op students offer.

The Interdisciplinary Co-op Program includes undergraduate students from four faculties: Arts and Sciences, Creative and Critical, Health and Social Development, and Management. Students will have completed at least three years of their undergraduate degrees prior to beginning their first co-op position.

How to hire

Connect with the program office to discuss your opportunity. They can assist with crafting job descriptions, posting and collecting applications, and scheduling interviews with shortlisted candidates.

There is an International Student Hiring Grant that may be eligible for on-campus co-op hires.

For more information on the UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Co-op Program, visit coop.ok.ubc.ca or connect with the program office today at coop.ok@ubc.ca or 250.807.9623.

Please note that UBCO also has an Engineering Co-op Program. For more information on the UBC Engineering Co-op program, visit coop.engineering.ubc.ca or call 604 822 3022.