The School of Engineering offers a variety of supports and resources specifically designed to address the needs of graduate students. Graduate students are also supported by the College of Graduate Studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus. 

As a graduate student, you may choose to take part in co-op or pursue a range of avenues that will help you build critical skills that will enhance your graduate studies and career trajectory.  Students who gain work experience while completing their degree will often be more competitive upon graduation and will have enhanced the following skills: collaboration, verbal and written communication, problem-solving and project management, as well as critical thinking.

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Co-op for Graduate Students

Build an impressive resume while gaining new skills and cultivating a professional network. Students will have access to a variety of job opportunities, some of which are only available to co-op students. Relevant work experience will help launch your career and give you an edge in the competitive job market. Available only for MEng students.

A graduate student showing a colleague how his speech synthesis wearable device prototype works

Graduate Mentorship Program

Participate in the UBC Faculty of Applied Science Graduate Engineering Mentoring Program and explore the unique opportunity to network with industry professionals and gain valuable skills – such as interviewing and professional communication skills – while expanding your knowledge about engineering professions.

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