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 of $261.75 s due August 15, 2021, 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.

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  

Register here: https://canvas.ubc.ca/enroll/8WRXD6 to access great resources tailored specifically to your situation.

International Student Advising will also be hosting a Q&A session for any additional questions you may have, please register here to attend the session below.

Co-op Work Permit Q&A Session

Monday, August 16, 2021

11:00am PST

 

Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Computational Intelligence and Design
Coordinator Session Details

Betty Cho

Girish Chandra A.

Lindsay (Ward) Grant

Constance Wun

Location: Zoom (Online)

TBD

Welcome: Introduction and Orientation

TBD

Making Your Resumes Stand Out
TBD

Writing Easy and Eye-Catching Cover Letters

TBD

Facing Interviews with Confidence

TBD 1-1 Resume & Cover Letter Review with your Coordinator
TBD

Interview Practice (In Pairs) with your Coordinator

TBD Gearing Up for the Job Search – Best Practices, Strategies and Tips

Choose 1 of 3 Sessions

TBD

Technical Interviews - Gulp! Practice with Real Co-op Employers
TBD Empower Yourself about Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment
TBD Successfully Transitioning from School to Work
Coordinator Session Details

Math and Stats

Eva Busova

Location: Zoom Online

Tuesday, July 6th

5:30-7:00 PM PDT

Welcome to Co-op: Orientation

Zoom @ https://ubc.zoom.us/my/ebusova (Meeting ID: 355 836 5033 Passcode: 808428)

Thursday, July 8th

5:30-7:00 PM PDT

Effective Resume Writing

*Follow up: 1 to 1 Resume review - Aug 25-Sept 1

Zoom @ https://ubc.zoom.us/my/ebusova (Meeting ID: 355 836 5033 Passcode: 808428)

Tuesday, July 13th

5:30-7:00 PM PDT

Cover Letters That Get You An Interview

*Follow up: 1 to 1 Cover Letter review - Aug 25-Sept 1

Zoom @https://ubc.zoom.us/my/ebusova (Meeting ID: 355 836 5033

Passcode: 808428)

Thursday, July 15th

5:30-7:00 PM PDT

Interview Like a Pro!

*1 to 1 Mock interview - Sept 2-10

Zoom @https://ubc.zoom.us/my/ebusova (Meeting ID: 355 836 5033

Passcode: 808428)

Tuesday, July 20th

5:30-7:00 PM PDT

Job Search Strategies for Success

Zoom @https://ubc.zoom.us/my/ebusova (Meeting ID: 355 836 5033

Passcode: 808428)

Various dates/times

Registration required
Select one session only

Technical Interviews

  • Session 1: TBD
  • Session 2: TBD
  • Session 3: TBD

Thursday, July 22nd

5:30-7:00 PM PDT

Bullying, Harassment & Discrimination Prevention

Zoom @https://ubc.zoom.us/my/ebusova (Meeting ID: 355 836 5033

Passcode: 808428)

Tuesday, July 27th

5:30-7:00 PM PDT

Transition to Workplace and Successful Co-op

Zoom @https://ubc.zoom.us/my/ebusova (Meeting ID: 355 836 5033

Passcode: 808428)

Tuesday, July 29th

5:30-7:00 PM PDT

Live Co-op Employer & Student Panel

Zoom @https://ubc.zoom.us/my/ebusova (Meeting ID: 355 836 5033

Passcode: 808428)

Engineering Physics
Coordinator Session Details
Safder Raza

Location: Zoom Online

TBD

Welcome Orientation and
Resume and Cover Letter Modules

TBD

Interview Workshop

 

 

Life Sciences

 

Coordinator Session Details
Yas Azarpajouh

Location: Zoom Online

Tue, August 31

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Orientation and Co-op Process/ Introduction to Scope

Via Zoom

Wed, September 1

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Co-op Resume 

Via Zoom

Thu, September 2

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Co-op Cover Letter and Review

Via Zoom

Sat, September 11

10:00am - 12:30pm

Interview and Job Search Workshop

Via Zoom

Sat, October 16

10:00am - 12:30pm

Transition Into the Workplace/Discrimination and Harassment Workshop

Via Zoom

 

Eva Busova

Location: Zoom Online

Upcoming Dates TBA

November/December

Workshop

Upcoming Dates TBA

November/December

Workshop

 

Rob Driscoll 

Location: Zoom

TBD Welcome Orientation
TBD Interview Skills & Job Search Strategies
TBD Transition to the Workplace & Work Term Requirements

 

Ellen Evangelista

Location: Zoom Online

TBD

Welcome Orientation, Resumes and Cover Letters

TBD

Interviews and Job Search

TBD

Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment

TBD

"My Co-op Experience" Student Panel Q&A

TBD

Transition and Success in the Workplace

 

Barb Seredick

Location: Zoom Online

Tue, August 24

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Co-op Orientation

Wed, August 25

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Resume Bootcamp

Thur, August 26

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Cover Letter Bootcamp

Tues, August 31

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Job Search Strategies Part 1

Tues, September 14

6:00pm - 7:00pm

 

Interview Skills Part 1

Tues, September 21

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Job Search Strategies 

& Interview Skills Part 2

Tues, September 28

6:00pm- 7:00pm

Bullying, Harassment and 

Discrimination

Tues, October 5

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Work Term Requirements &  

 Transition to the Workplace

Biotechnology Students Only

Location: Zoom Online

TBD

Topics

  • Introduction to UBC portion of the Biotechnology Co-op program
  • Program Timeline, Terms and Conditions,
  • SCOPE overview, applications
  • Resume and Cover Letters
  • Term Requirements -site visits, term assignments
Physical Sciences
Coordinator Session Details
Dr. Javed Iqbal

Location: Online, Zoom

TBD Introduction to Co-op
TBD Interview Skills I
TBD Interview Skills II