Make the most of your degree by participating in enriching and career-shaping experiences to support your learning and enhance your growth.
You can make an impact at a community, regional, or international level, get involved in student leadership, and prepare for your career with work-integrated learning.
Benefits of getting involved
Develop professional skills and experiences
Test possible career paths
Build your professional network and resumé
Participate in local or international programs
The experiences that have had the most impact on me were my involvement in the Arts Undergraduate Society and the Arts Internship Program. Both of those experiences really opened my eyes to all the resources and opportunities available at UBC to further my personal growth and professional connections. These opportunities widened my perception of what career options are out there for Arts graduates
Types of involvement experience
Gain work experience that will help connect your academic studies to your career goals while building both your resumé and your professional network.
Apply academic knowledge to local issues and projects in collaborative learning experiences within the community.
Contribute to a specific field and develop practical and relevant skills to further pursue your research goals.
Learn, volunteer, and research abroad while gaining new perspectives, skills, and connections through international opportunities.
Contribute to your community, build valuable interpersonal skills, and develop strong connections.
Experiential learning units
CSIC provides all UBC students with access and connections to workplace learning, mentoring, volunteering, and leadership opportunities, and offers career and employment-related services.
Fostering meaningful engagement between students, faculty, and communities, ORICE allows students to bring their discipline to life through mutually beneficial connections with community partners.
ORICE provides several opportunities for engagement through programming such as the International Service Learning (ISL) program, regionally-based community engagement, and academic courses at UBC that bring community partners and their current areas of focus into the classroom.
CCEL’s programs provide students with community-based opportunities to learn, participate, and collaborate on projects in the community, including Trek, Reading Week, and more.
The Arts Co-op Program offers students enriched educational experiences for personal and professional growth by working with diverse community partners and sectors to provide transformative workplace learning.
The Arts Internship Program integrates academic learning with the development of professional skills through part-time, unpaid positions supporting non-profit organizations in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.
Go Global provides students the opportunity to learn abroad and gain new perspectives, skills, and networks through international programming such as Exchange, Research and Summer Abroad, Global Seminars, and International Conferences.
Student-led events provide excellent opportunities for the community to learn, connect with peers and alumni, celebrate successes, and discuss topics of interest.
The Faculty of Arts is committed to supporting student-led events and aims to enhance these activities by offering event management coaching, assisting with communication and recruitment of alumni, connecting you with the appropriate contacts, and providing advertising support where possible.