Faculty advisors provide an important link between the student's academic program and their work experience.
In programs where there is a faculty advisor, faculty members usually are involved in some of the following activities:
- Meeting with students prior to placement in a work term position to discuss expectations of the position and the relevance of the experience to the student's academic program of study. Students will generally contact the faculty advisor about a pre-employment meeting.
- Monitoring students' job progress, evaluating the work term experience and providing technical and professional support throughout the placement.
- Visiting the students and their supervisor at the work site, and facilitating discussion of the work environment, student responsibilities and performance.
- Negotiating and approving topics for the students' work term report to meet the guidelines of the Co-op program and the needs of the employer.
- Evaluating student work term reports. More information about work term reports.
Contact the appropriate Co-op coordinator for more information about your involvement.
Hiring UBC Co-op Students
Faculty members at UBC can post a position to hire a UBC co-op student. Visit the Employers section for more details.
Faculty interested in hiring students from other countries should contact IAESTE Canada, a reciprocal arrangement which allows Canadian students to work overseas.