Working on campus provides students with unique opportunities to explore different work environments, develop professional skills for the future, gain practical experience that complements classroom learning, and build strong connections with professionals and practitioners within the UBC community. Your commitment to hiring students helps them to achieve these experiential learning outcomes while simultaneously allowing them to contribute to the work of your unit or department.
Employer Comments – The IMPACT of Work Learn students in the workplace:
“Both of our Work Learn positions are integral to the successful operations of our department — one on a day to day level, and the other on long term projects and communications. Students give us the satisfaction of mentoring, and also challenge us to remain open to new and fresh ideas.”
“We benefit greatly from the keen interest of our students in learning the profession. We try to tailor projects that complement both the needs of our unit and the interests of our students so that they can craft the work experience to explore their individual professional interests.” ” … I had the opportunity to include undergraduate students in my research program and thus to potentially ‘grow’ future graduate students.”
“I think that our department benefits when we have well-rounded students who have had the opportunity to not only take courses but also apply what they are learning in work situations. This enables them to better obtain work in the future and they also become ambassadors for us in the work world – demonstrating what our field has to offer.”
We would like to announce the opening of proposals for the Work Learn Program for Summer 2016 (May 1 – August 31, 2016).
Proposals will be accepted starting today, January 11 until January 29, 2016.
If you’re considering the possibility of hiring a student for the summer to work in your lab, unit, or department, we encourage you to submit a proposal for your student position. Read through our Submission Guide to help describe and develop a work experience opportunity that meets the outcome based goals of the program and download a step-by-step guide on how to submit your proposal through CareersOnline.
The deadline for proposals for summer positions is Friday, January 29, 2016 at 11:59pm.
The Work Learn program supports and subsidizes rich and meaningful on-campus work experiences that offer the opportunity for all current UBC students to develop their professional skills and learn in a work environment.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 604.822.8278