FAQs & Support

The UBC Sauder Co-op Office

When you join the Co-op Program you’ll get lots of support and advice to guide you through it. The Co-op team at the Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre (BCC) works with other members of the BCC to provide you with skills, guidance and experiences to develop your career.

We will help you prepare for the Co-op job search, give you access to Co-op job postings, and provide personalized coaches to help you find Co-op work terms. We’ll also work with you during your work term to make sure that you and your employer are getting the most out of the experience.

To compare the Co-op program to services offered at the BCC, we like to think about how you can get in shape by working out and going to the gym yourself or you can obtain a personal trainer to help guide you through the process. Similar to a personal trainer, as a part of the UBC Sauder Co-op Program, you have a specific Co-op Manager who you can turn to throughout your career exploration journey to help you get in "shape" for your career. 

Co-op FAQs

What is Co-operative Education?
Will the Co-op Program place me into a job?
What are the advantages of Co-op?
What are the costs of the program?
Who can apply?
How do I apply?
Who will be accepted into the Co-op Program?
How many work terms do I need to complete?
Does Co-op count for academic credit? Am I graded on a work-term?
What should my work-study schedule look like? Is there a standard schedule?
Can part-time jobs count as Co-op?
Am I still eligible for student loans and scholarships while in Co-op?
I am an International Student, how do I obtain a work permit?
Can I apply to the UBC Sauder Co-op Program anytime throughout the year?


If you have any more questions about the Co-op Program, please email coop@sauder.ubc.ca or contact your Co-op Managers here.

Did you know?

The Business Co-op Program works closely with the BCC’s dedicated Business Development Team, who is responsible for connecting with employers, educating the business community about UBC Sauder and its students, and securing job postings for COOL.

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