Careers & Experience

UBC Vancouver provides the following exchange and career development opportunities.


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

Co-op Program

Get paid work experience in your field.

To get a head start on your career, including making money during your degree, then check out the UBC Co-op Program, which involves completing three paid work term placements four months in length. While it will take you longer to complete your degree you will graduate with 12 months of paid work experience and gain a foothold on your climb to career success.

Co-op site

Work Learn Program

The Work Learn Program at UBC Vancouver provides students with the opportunity to work part-time with a faculty, department or unit while enrolled in their program. In addition to earning money, this is an excellent professional development opportunity. Consider too that many of the University’s Indigenous units often have openings during Winter and Summer sessions, and Aboriginal students are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions. This is in addition to many more all across the campus. The hiring periods are August 6-20 for the Winter Session and March 5-19 for the Summer Session. Be sure to watch for postings during these times.

Work Learn Program site