UBC has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2013. This is the first time UBC has been named to this list.
Canadian organizations are named to this annual list primarily because of the opportunities they provide to develop skills and experience, such as learning programs, work learn opportunities, and educational assistance. The judges also consider perks like onsite fitness and recreation facilities, vacation time, and social opportunities.
UBC offers diverse learning and development opportunities, including leadership development through the Community Leadership Program and Leave for Change, Managing at UBC (for new managers), free one-on-one coaching, and tuition waivers that cover fees for UBC’s academic and continuing studies courses. Additionally the university’s size and breadth enable young people to explore diverse roles and stay at the same organization.
New grads who work at UBC can continue to benefit from many aspects of the university experience, easing the transition from student to professional life. Some of these benefits include access to UBC Library, Canada’s second largest research library; access to one of Canada’s largest intramural programs; opportunities to participate in on campus clubs and events; and, opportunities to work with or alongside some of the world’s best researchers and innovators.
Compared to many employers, UBC provides an experience that’s “not your typical day-to-day.” It’s up to you to explore the possibilities. Interested in learning more? Check out the UBC Zone at Career Days October 2 and 3, 10 am to 4 pm in the SUB Concourse and Ballroom.