The Faculty of Arts is fortunate to have a wide breadth of experience, knowledge and talent amongst its alumni. In the 2012-2013 fiscal year we had a total of 255 individual Arts alumni volunteer their time in programming or hiring a Co-op student that impacted 1160 students.
This newsletter highlights some of the ways in which our alumni were involved with the faculty this past year. We invite you to share these stories with your fellow alumni, and if you or someone you know is interested in getting involved with our programming, please contact Christine Lee.
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Mentoring is win-win. Whether short-term or long-term, this relationship can have a significant impact on a student’s career path while being an incredibly rewarding experience for mentors. Arts offers tailored programs where experienced alumni can share their insights into world beyond graduation.
•Tri-Mentoring: In this seven-month program, alumni are matched with two students to help them develop their professional, communication and leadership skills.
Share your story and the value of an Arts degree at one of the following events:
• Careers Night: Departments host an evening event specific to the major and invite alumni to speak about their careers.
Arts students bring fresh ideas, new perspectives and specialized knowledge (e.g. social media) to the workplace. Through paid or voluntary positions, students can support a wide variety of projects and help your company or organization reach its goals. Learn more about recruitment options and find the right fit for your workplace.
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Hiring a skilled and motivated student has a world of benefits. These paid or voluntary positions can support a wide variety of projects and help your company or organization reach its goals. Learn more about the following options to find the right fit for your workplace:
Community-based experiential learning (CBEL) combines volunteer work with classroom learning. In exchange for providing valuable learning experiences in the workplace, your organization will benefit from keen students who can help enhance existing programs, develop new programs, provide frontline support, and conduct research and evaluations. Join the UBC Centre for Community Engaged Learning in educating future leaders about the pressing concerns and issues of today.
The UBC Arts Co-op Program delivers the highest calibre students from one of Canada’s top universities. With the most rigorous student selection process and intensive pre-employment training in BC, Arts Co-op students offer employers a low-risk, cost-effective way to complete special projects and fill short-term positions. Learn more about why you should hire from the Co-op program and help us to create amazing opportunities for Arts students.
Internships offer part-time, unpaid support for a non-profit or community organization. Our motivated and talented undergraduate students from the Faculty of Arts are selected through a pre-screening process and provided a thorough training program in advance of their placements. These students are equipped to assist with a variety of tasks, including special projects, event coordination, and office administration, in exchange for the opportunity to contribute to your team and gain valuable experience to help them prepare for their future careers. There is no fee for organizations to take part in the program.
Experience the benefits of hiring an Arts student. UBC offers several recruitment services that will connect you with current Arts students and alumni. Visit the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers for information on how to post a job or volunteer opportunity and why recruiting at UBC makes good business sense.