No. As a Co-op student, you are responsible for your own job search in order to find employment during your time in the Co-op program.
The Co-op team and the Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre work with local, national, and international employers to post valuable jobs with a variety of growth opportunities for Co-op students. You will be able to apply for these opportunities on COOL, our online job portal, or do your own self-directed job search. You will also be supported by the Co-op team before, during, and after your search.
Co-op students pay a one-time workshop and administration fee, payable upon acceptance into the UBC Sauder Co-op Program. This fee also covers mandatory pre-employment training workshops.
Course tuition fees are paid for each Co-op work term, payable to UBC.
*Please note these fees are subject to change as per UBC tuition guidelines.
**International students pay the same amounts as domestic students, and with a Co-op work permit, you can work full-time year-round.
Students on a Co-op work term are registered into a Co-op course, which allows you to maintain full-time student status that term. However, Co-op courses are non-academic credits that do not count towards graduation. A Co-op work term does not replace or add academic course credits for that term.
Co-op courses are Pass/Fail only. You must complete all work term deliverables on time in order to pass the course. This includes:
- Submitting your work term learning objectives
- Completing a site visit with your Co-op Manager
- Submitting a high quality end of term Work Term Report, Program Evaluation, Self Evaluation, and updated resume
- Having your supervisor complete their Employer Evaluation
No. Only full-time positions that are a minimum of 420 hours can count for Co-op (e.g., 35 hours per week for 12 weeks or any other combination of the required hours in the 4-month work term period).
For details about student loans or your scholarship status while in the Co-op program, see special circumstances for students receiving awards.
No. You can only apply to the UBC Sauder Co-op Program during the intake period which occurs once a year in September. If you miss the intake period, you can apply again the following year if you still meet all eligibility requirements. No exceptions will be made.