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 $266.75 is due on Monday, November 21st, 2022 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.


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

Tuesday, November 8th 2:00pm -3:00pm

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

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








Location: Zoom (Online)

  •  Pre-Reading ONLINE MODULES (Canvas): complete prior to the live sessions
  •  Interactive Online Live Workshops with Coordinators: Zoom will be used for the modules
August 10th (Wed) 9:00 to 11:00am PDT

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

August 17th (Wed) 9:00 to 11:00am PDT Module 2: Facing Interviews with Confidence
August 18th (Thurs) 9:00 to 10:00am PDT Supplementary workshop (Math and Stats only)
August 24th (Wed) 9:00 to 11:00am PDT Module 3: Effective Job Search Strategies:
Best Practices and Tips

September 7th (Wed) 5:30 to 7:00pm PDT OR

September 8th (Thurs) 5:30 to 7:00pm PDT

Module 4: Technical Interviewing Practice
with REAL Employers
January 7th (Sat) 9:00 to 10:30am PDT Module 5: Achieving Success in the Workplace
Engineering Physics
Coordinator Session Details

Location: Zoom Online

August 25th (Thurs)
10:00 - 12:00pm PDT

Welcome Orientation and
Resume and Cover Letter Modules

Sept 7th (Wed)
5:15 - 6:30pm PDT

LinkedIn and Job Searching

Sept 15th (Wed)
5:15 - 6:30pm PDT


First week of January

Success in the Workplace



Life Sciences


Coordinator Session Details
Yas Location: Zoom Online

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

Via Zoom


Interview and Job Search Workshop

Via Zoom


Transition Into the Workplace/Discrimination and Harassment Workshop

Via Zoom



Location: Zoom Online

Orientation & Welcome to Co-op

Sept 14th (Thurs)

4:00 - 5:30pm PDT


Effective Resume & Cover Letter Writing

Sept 2nd (Fri)

4:00 - 6:00pm PDT

(1-1 Resume & Cover Letter Review Sessions Sept 5 - Sept 13)


Interview Like a Pro!

Sept 8th (Thurs)

4:00 - 5:30pm PDT

(1-1 Mock Interviews Sept 13 - Sept 23)


Job Search Strategies for Success

Sept 9th (Fri)

4:00 - 5:30pm PDT


Emotional Intelligence/Transition to Workplace

Sept 15th (Thurs)

4:00 - 5:30pm PDT


Bullying, Harassement & Discrimination Prevention

Sept 16th (Fri)

4:00 - 5:30pm PDT


Live Co-op Student Panel

Sept 22nd (Thurs)

4:00 - 5:00pm PDT




Location: Zoom Online

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



Location: Zoom Online

August 23rd (Tues)
5:00 to 6:30pm PDT

Welcome Orientation, Resumes and Cover Letters

Sept 9th (Fri)
5:00 to 6:30pm PDT

Interviews and Job Search

Sept 16th (Fri)
5:00 to 6:30pm PDT

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

Sept 20th (Tues)
5:00 to 6:30pm PDT
Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment
in the Workplace
Sept 27th (Tues)
5:00 to 6:30pm PDT
Transition and Success in the Workplace



Location: BIOL 1012

Aug 22nd (Mon)
3:00 - 4:30pm PDT

Orientation, T&C, Communication Basics

Aug 23rd (Tues)
3:00 - 5:00pm PDT

Resumes and Cover Letters Bootcamp
Sept 12th (Mon)
5:00 - 6:00pm PDT

Job Search Strategies and Interview Skills Part 1

Sept 22nd (Thurs)
5:00 - 6:00pm PDT

Online Student Panel

via Zoom

Sept 26th (Mon)
5:00 - 6:00pm PDT

Job Search Strategies and Interview Skills Part 2

Oct 3rd (Mon)
5:00 - 6:00pm PDT

Successful Transition to the Workplace and Work Term Requirements

Oct 10th (Mon)
5:00 - 6:00pm PDT

Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

Biotechnology Students Only



  • 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

Location: Online, Zoom

August 13th (Sat)
9:00 - 11:00am

Introduction to Co-op &

Resume Writing

August 20th (Sat)

9:00 - 10:00am

Writing Cover Letters

August 27th (Sat)

9:00 - 10:30am

Interview Skills I
TBA Interview Skills II
TBA Work term Requirements, Work term Reports
TBA Transition to Workplace
TBA Dealing with discrimination, bullying and harassment at workplace