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Electrical and Computer Engineering students often choose to participate in the Engineering Co-op Program offered by the Faculty of Applied Science. Available to both undergraduate and graduate students, the Co-op Program gives students the opportunity to gain real-world experience in addition to their degree. All participants are put through an intense screening process in ensure employers are provided with top students with leadership capabilities and a strong work ethic.
"Co-ops bring energy, enthusiasm, and a fresh perspective that can be contagious in an organization. It easy to under estimate what they’re capable of. Often they exceed our expectations on what they can do and the impact they can have.“ – Greg Aasen, formerly of PMC Sierra
During the Co-op Program, Electrical and Computer Engineering students make significant contributions to companies in Vancouver, across Canada and internationally. As dedicated workers, Co-op students are a cost-effective solution for many companies looking for short-term employees. Students are available for Co-op work terms lasting 4, 8, 12 or 16 months.
"UBC ECE CO-OP students are always ready for the new tasks. They are keen to learn and quick to pick up new skills. They set the bar high for other universities and colleges to match. The bottom line with their program…Good program, good students.” - Stephen Lau, Telus
More information on the Engineering Co-op Program and how industry can get involved is available on the website.