Careers & Experience


Your future starts now. Make the most of your time at UBC and get a head start on your career.

If you’re looking for work, job experience, or resources to help you start your career off on the right foot, then UBC Student Services has what you’re looking for, including a job board, career building tools and more.

Careers site


Adding Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) experiences to your undergraduate or graduate degree is a valuable way to explore career opportunities, develop professional skills, and apply your learning in professional settings. And students who graduate with work experience tend to have higher starting salaries than their peers without, and are more likely to find jobs in their chosen fields.

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With this in mind, check out the Work-Integrated Learning Guide for Indigenous Students. [PDF]

This short, informative guide introduces you to some of the WIL opportunities available at UBC Vancouver, for instance, formal programs like Work Learn, co-operative education, Go Global, and volunteer experiences, research, and more. It also discusses how to get started on them, as well as some personal wellbeing considerations to make in relation to your career planning.

As well, check out these informative videos covering the Work Learn Program, including undergraduate and graduate student perspectives, co-op education, tips on getting involved in research as an undergrad, and the Go Global program.

What is Work Learn?

Why Work Learn?: A graduate student shares his experience

Co-operative Education Programming

A professor’s tips for getting involved in research as an undergraduate student

Go Global: Travel, learn and grow!