The UBC Centre for Student Involvement & Careers offers a range of opportunities to get connected with students on and off campus.

Students meet with an employer at a UBC career fair.

Annual Career Fairs

On-campus career fairs are one of the top ways to engage with UBC students and alumni in person. Book a booth and share job opportunities or information about your company.

We hold several career fairs throughout the year, attracting thousands of students across diverse programs.

Community Based Work Learn Program – Employer Information Sheet

Are you an employer interested in hiring students and creating an inclusive and accessible work environment for your organization? You are invited to participate in the Community Based Work Learn program!

About the Program:

The Community Based Work Learn program is looking for external employers interested in providing part-time employment opportunities (approximately 10 hours/week) to Indigenous students and students with disabilities. In addition, the program will provide funding, training, tools, resources and on-going support for employers to enhance their own equitable practices in the workplace. Work placements will be from the period of October 2022 to April 2023.

Funding Availability:

Wage subsidies of up to $6000/student hired are available for not-for-profits and up to $4000/student hired is available for industry partners. Students will be hired from a pool of pre-recruited and trained candidates.

Employer Commitments:

  • Paying the student a wage in-line with UBC’s Community Based Worklearn. From October 2022 to April 2023, student employment costs approximately $5500 for 250 hours of work.
  • Paying the student via the employer organization’s payroll
  • Covering costs for taxes, vacation pay, Employment Insurance (EI), Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Workers Compensation Board (WCB), etc. that come with hiring a student
  • Participate in UBC-hosted workshops on equitable workplace practices or demonstrate a prior commitment to workplace accessibility and inclusion
  • Must be located in the Lower Mainland in British Columbia

If you are interested in participating in this program and hiring a student, please contact Community Based Work Learn Program Manager, Michael Denhamer by July 22, 2022 at michael.denhamer@ubc.ca.

Students at an employer info session inside a UBC classroom.

Employer Info Sessions

Present your company values and opportunities to students and recent graduates. Afterward, you will get the chance to answer their questions and network with potential candidates.

All information sessions will be advertised on UBC’s career resources platform, CareersOnline.

Past employer participants include RBC, Nestle Canada, Rogers Communications, and PwC.

Now accepting virtual bookings for the academic year 2021/2022! Get in touch for more information and to secure your date.

Keen students meet with industry professionals at a networking event (Industry Nights) in the UBC Alumni Centre.

Networking Events

The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers hosts a variety of networking and mentorship events throughout the academic year. This is a great opportunity for employees and UBC alumni who work for your organizations to highlight their personal journeys, career paths, and professional development in conversations with current students.