Gain valuable workplace, community engagement, research, international, and leadership experience by participating in the many involvement opportunities available to you as a UBC Arts undergraduate student.
Participate in the Arts Co-op Program or Arts Internship Program, attend a research conference, lead a seminar, travel abroad through Go Global or international service learning programs, participate in community projects, become a peer academic coach, and more.
Arts Career Conversations
Hear first-hand from Arts alumni about their career learnings and lessons, ask questions, practice professional communication, and meet other UBC students who are exploring career options.
Arts Co-op Program
Gain paid work experience and diversify your skill set while exploring your career options. The Arts Co-op Program partners with a range of employers to provide transformative workplace learning experiences for your personal, academic, and professional growth. During the course of your degree, you’ll alternate between study terms and three paid, full-time work terms. You can apply in your second or third year and intake is once per year in September.
Arts Honours program
Complete an undergraduate thesis under the supervision of a faculty member in an Arts honours program.
Arts Peer Academic Coaching
Improve the UBC student experience and build valuable leadership skills by participating in Arts Peer Academic Coaching.
Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS)
Get involved with programming, services, clubs, and events for Arts students with the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS).
Canada Summer Jobs program
Gain meaningful work and life experience while supporting community-based initiatives through the Canada Summer Jobs program.
Engage your career curiosities and build your toolkit through workshops, programs, and events where you’ll meet people, make connections, and find your competitive edge.
Browse and apply for work or volunteer opportunities on UBC's online career board.
Transform an idea into action and get funding to make it happen by applying for a grant for a community project. The Centre for Community Engaged Learning funds student-led projects who partner with BC-based community organizations. Grants are made available so you can address community priorities through projects that you design and execute.
Compass: Arts Student Engagement Hub
A welcoming community of Arts students, staff, faculty, and alumni that offers curated resources + student engagement and career programming to help you make the most of your Arts degree.
Dean’s reception for graduating student leaders
Be recognized for your leadership and impact or help celebrate your peers’ accomplishments at the annual Dean’s reception for graduating student leaders.
Participate in an annual conference that showcases research in a particular department. Visit your department’s website for more details.
Are you part of a student group planning to hold an event on campus? UBC Arts can provide assistance with communications, recruitment of alumni, or event management support. Let us know what you’re planning by submitting a form and we’ll get in touch to see how we can best support you.
Study for a term or two at one of UBC’s 200+ university partners worldwide while learning other perspectives, meeting new people, and building valuable skills. The Exchange program is housed within Go Global.
Take a UBC course led by a faculty member with a group of students to experience hands-on learning. Each experience is structured and varies in location, length, and cost. Immerse yourself in another part of the world and bring course content to life. Global Seminars are housed within Go Global.
International conferences and special programs
Through partnerships and memberships with international learning organizations, Go Global occasionally offers a range of international programs that fall outside of Exchange, Research and Study Abroad programs, and Global Seminars.
International service learning
Contribute to important projects led by community partners around the world while connecting your academic studies with hands-on experience. The International Service Learning (ISL) program helps you actively learn about your discipline through a voluntary placement in an international community development setting. International service learning opportunities are housed within the Office of Regional and International Community Engagement (ORICE).
Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference
Showcase your research at a large-scale conference in either a presentation or poster format at the annual Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference.
Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference
Volunteer or adjudicate while networking with other student leaders and researchers on campus at the annual Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference.
Build community and welcome new UBC students by becoming an orientation leader for Imagine UBC or Jump Start. Senior leadership roles are also available within these programs.
Other on-campus jobs
Browse other on-campus job opportunities, including UBC’s bookstore, recreation, student housing, food services, and more.
Make connections in community organizations and gain valuable experiences in elementary schools and non-profit organizations. The Reading Week program is housed within the Centre for Community Engaged Learning.
Regional and international community engagement
Bring your discipline to life on location by connecting with community partners through the Office of Regional and International Community Engagement (ORICE). ORICE provides several opportunities for engagement through programming such as the International Service Learning program, regionally-based community engagement, and courses at UBC that bring community partners and their current areas of focus into the classroom.
Gain new skills and build your international network by completing research internationally. The Research Abroad program is housed within Go Global.
Contribute to knowledge in your field while fulfilling the research component of the writing and research requirements in one of the many research-intensive courses UBC Arts has to offer.
Student clubs and activities
Explore topics and interests outside of your area of study by joining, running, or starting a club, participating in an advocacy initiative, joining a committee, volunteering, and more.
Student directed seminars
Coordinate and lead a small three-credit seminar on a topic not currently offered at UBC in your upper-years.
Student Leadership Conference
Develop your project management, event planning, and leadership skills while helping to coordinate the next Student Leadership Conference.
Spend the summer studying at one of our university partners without interrupting your winter semester course load. You could also add a summer term before you begin your winter Exchange. The Summer Abroad program is housed within Go Global.
Engage in transformative learning and leadership opportunities within the community by participating in a year-long non-credit local community service learning program. The Trek program is housed within the Centre for Community Engaged Learning.
Work Learn program
Build professional skills and grow your network through part-time, on-campus job opportunities. Gain mentorship, campus connections, and a chance to apply your knowledge in practical settings while achieving your personal learning goals.