As an alternative to finding a job through UBC's regular co-op process, you can conduct an independent job search by searching online and attending networking events. Please inform your coordinator before you start your independent job search.
Co-op Position Requirements
In order for a position to be counted as Co-op, it must meet the following basic requirements:
- Full time (at least 35 hours per week)
- Minimum 12 weeks long
- Paid position (student should receive compensation for their work)
- Technical & relevant to their field of study
Procedure on Job Offers
Once you've secured a placement, fill out the Self-Developed Job Form via SCOPE. On Dashboard, click on the top right button "Submit A Form" and click on the down arrow to select "Self-Developed Job Form". Your Coordinator will then contact the potential employer to brief them about our Co-op program to make sure they are clear on their responsibilities as well as finalize the job offer. You will be registered for the Co-op course and be considered officially placed.