Workshops and Payments

UBC Science Co-op offers workshops for students to enhance their skills in resume and cover letter writing, and other skills. (We also offer an Employers Panel periodically to give students an idea of the types of employers and work term placements that are available.) 

The Co-op Administration & Workshop Fee is $277.25 for newly admitted students, (payable upon acceptance into the Co-op Program). Students who do not pay by the deadline will not have access to job postings on Scope. Online payment is accepted via credit or debit cards.

The co-op administration and workshop fee will be waived for Indigenous students in the program.

Pay Online

You can also view the workshop curriculum on Canvas.

Canvas

Co-op Workshops

International Students 
Speaker  Session Details

 

International Student Advisor

International students in UBC Science Co-op must have a valid work permit to legally work in Canada. The Co-op Work Permit Self-paced Application Review through Canvas walks you through a pre-recorded, step-by-step instructions to complete the application at your own pace. 

You may use this guide if you are accepted to a UBC Co-op program and are:

  • Physically inside Canada with a valid study permit, or
  • Currently outside Canada and waiting for a decision on the initial study permit application  

Step 1: Enroll in course (complete before attending session)

Step 2: Register for Q&A Session

We highly recommend newly accepted international students

to attend the following session hosted by International Student Advising:

Co-op Work Permit Q&A Session

TBA

Zoom registration link: 

*Students will receive their Co-op Work Permit Letter after the work permit session via email

Computational Sciences
  BA Computer Science and Statistics (including Economics & Statistics)
Coordinator Session Details
 

Lindsay

Location: Modules 1, 2, 3 and 6 are at BUCH B208
Modules 4, 5.1 and 5.2 are via Zoom
Module 4 (Part 2) is at the ICICS \ CS X8 Board Room

  •  Pre-Reading ONLINE MODULES (Canvas): complete prior to the live sessions
  •  Interactive Online Live Workshops with Coordinators: Zoom will be used for the modules

February 1 (Thurs)
5:00 - 7:00pm

Module 1: Intro to Co-op, Resume and
Cover Letter Writing

February 8 (Thurs)
5:00 - 7:00pm
Module 2: Facing Interviews with Confidence
February 15 (Thurs)
5:00 - 6:30pm
Module 3: Effective Job Search Strategies:
Best Practices and Tips
March 2 (Sat)
9:00 - 11:00am
Module 4: Harnessing the Power of Networking
March 6 (Wed)
5:00 - 6:30pm
Module 4 (Part 2): Practice Networking Event
March 13 (Wed)
5:30 - 7:00pm
or
March 14 (Thurs)
5:30 - 7:00pm
Module 5.1: Technical Interviewing Practice with REAL Employers
March 18 (Mon)
5:30 - 7:00pm
Module 5.2: Technical Interviewing Practice with REAL Employers: Data Science/Analysis Questions
March 21 (Thurs)
5:00 - 6:30pm
Module 6: Achieving Success in the Workplace
  BUCS & BSC (Computer Science)
Constance
Hiral
Keikei
Krista
Sher

Location: Zoom (links on Canvas)

January 27 (Sat)
9:00 - 11:0am

Intro to Co-op, Resume and Cover Letter Writing

February 3 (Sat)
9:00 - 11:00am

Facing Interviews with Confidence

February 10 (Sat)
9:00 - 11:00am

Effective Job Search Strategies: Best Practices and Tips

March 2 (Sat)
9:00 - 11:00am
Harnessing the Power of Networking

March 6 (Wed)
5:00 - 6:30pm

Practice Networking Event (optional)

In Person at Computer Science Building X-Wing, X860

March 13 (Wed)
5:30 - 7:00pm

or

March 14 (Thurs)
5:30 - 7:00pm

Technical Interviewing Practice with REAL Employers:
Software Development Questions

(attend one of two sessions)

March 18 (Mon)
5:30 - 7:00pm

Technical Interview Practice with REAL Employers:
Data Science/Analysis Questions

(optional)

March 23 (Sat)
9:00 - 10:30am

Achieving Success in the Workplace
  Cognitive Systems (Cognition and Brain), Mathematical Sciences and Mathematics
Mina

Location: Zoom Online

Links to an external site.
Meeting ID: 684 0947 6451
Passcode: 186994

July 5 (Fri)
10:00am - 12:30pm

Orientation & Welcome to Co-op!

July 12 (Fri)
10:00am - 12:30pm

Resume & Cover Letter Writing

July 26 (Fri)
10:00am - 12:30pm

The Co-op Job Search

Aug 2 (Fri)
10:00am - 12:30pm
Interview Skills
Aug 22 (Thur)
5:30 - 7:00pm
Technical Interview Practice with REAL Employers:
Data Analysis/Science
Sept 7 (Sat)
9:00 - 11:00am
Harnessing the Power of Networking
(Optional But Highly Recommended)
Sept 10 (Tue)
5:00 - 6:30pm
Practice Networking Event
(Optional But Highly Recommended)

Sept 16 (Mon)

or

Sept 17 (Tues)
5:30 - 7:00pm

Technical Interview Practice with REAL Employers:
Software Development

(It is mandatory to attend at least one session, but

attending both is highly recommended)

TBD Transitioning into the Workplace

 

Engineering Physics
Coordinator Session Details
Chris

Location: Zoom Online / In Person

August 24 (Thu)
9:00 - 10:00am

Welcome Orientation and
Resumes

(online)

August 25 (Fri)
9:00 - 10:00am

Cover Letter Modules

(online)

September 11 (Mon)
3:00 - 4:00pm

Interviewing
Part 1

(in-person - Biological Sciences (BIOL) – 2200)

September 18 (Mon)
3:00 - 4:00pm

Interviewing
Part 2

(in-person - Biological Sciences (BIOL) – 2200)

September 25 (Mon)
3:00 - 4:00pm

LinkedIn

(TBD)

January 8 (Mon)
TBD

Success in Your First Work Term

 

 

Life Sciences

 

Coordinator Session Details
Yas Location: Zoom Online

November 4 (Sat)

9:00-11:30am

Orientation and Co-op Process/ Introduction to Scope, Resume, and Cover Letter Workshop Part 1

Via Zoom

November 5 (Sun)

9:00-11:30am

Orientation and Co-op Process/ Introduction to Scope, Resume, and Cover Letter Workshop Part 2

Via Zoom

January 6 (Sat)

9:00-11:30am

Interview and Job Search Workshop

Via Zoom

February 3 (Sat)

9:00-12:00pm

Transition Into the Workplace/Discrimination and Harassment Workshop + Student Panel

Via Zoom

 

Rob

Location: Zoom Online

November 25 (Sat)

10:00 - 12:00pm 

Program Orientation & Preparing Effective Job Applications

January 9 (Fri)

10:00 - 12:00pm 

Preparing for Co-op Interviews & Self-developed Job Search

January 13 (Fri)

10:00 - 12:00pm 

Preparing for a Co-op Placement

 

Ellen

Location: Zoom Online

November 10 (Fri)
5:00 - 7:00pm

Welcome Orientation, Resumes and Cover Letters

January 5 (Fri)
5:00 - 7:00pm

Interviews & Job Search

January 12 (Fri)
5:00 - 6:00pm
"My Co-op Experience" Student Panel Q&A
January 19 (Fri)
5:00 - 7:00pm
Discrimination, Bullying & Harassment in the Workplace

January 26 (Fri)

5:00 - 7:00pm

Transition & Success in the Workplace

 

Sanya

Location: Hennings 202 or recording if you have class at that time

Feb 15 (Thurs)
2:00 - 3:30pm

Orientation
Feb 29 (Thurs)
2:00 - 3:30pm
Resumes
March 7 (Thurs)
2:00 - 3:30pm
Cover Letters
March 14 (Thurs)
2:00 - 3:30pm

Interviews

March 21 (Thurs)
2:00 - 3:30pm

Job Searching and Networking

March 28 (Thurs)
2:00 - 3:30pm

Transition to the Workplace

April 4 (Thurs)
2:00 - 3:30pm

Student Panel

TBD Bullying and Harassment
Barb

Location: HEBB 116, FSC1003

February 12 (Mon)
2:00 - 3:30pm

Orientation In Person
HEBB 116

February 16 (Fri)

2:00 - 3:30pm

Resumes

In Person
FSC1003

February 26 (Mon)

2:00 - 3:30pm

Cover Letters 

In Person
HEBB 116

March 11 (Mon)
2:00 - 3:30pm

Interview Skills & Job Search Part 1 In Person
HEBB 116

March 25 (Mon)
2:00 - 3:30pm

Interview Skills & Job Search Part 2 In Person
HEBB 116
 
April 1 (Mon)
2:00 - 3:30pm
 
Self-Developed Job Search, Networking & LinkedIn In Person
HEBB 116
April 8 (Mon)
2:00 - 3:30pm
Transition to the Workplace & Co-op Work Term Requirements In Person
HEBB 116
TBD Bullying, Harassment & Discrimination  

 

Barb

Biotechnology Honor's Students only

Location: Zoom (link in Canvas)

 
TBA
 

Introduction to Co-op

Co-op Terms and Conditons, SCOPE

Job Search and Work Term Requirements

 

Physical Sciences
Coordinator Session Details
Javed

Location: Online, Zoom

July 4 (Thurs)
11:00am - 12:00pm

Introduction to Science Co-op

July 11 (Thurs)
11:00am - 12:00pm

Writing Effective Resumes

July 15 (Mon)
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Writing Effective Cover Letters

July 25 (Thurs)
11:00am - 12:00pm

Interview Skills I

Aug 1 (Thurs)
11:00am - 12:00pm

Interview Skills II
  Work term Requirements
  Transition to Workplace
  Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination