Graduating this coming spring? Start your career right after undergrad! The UBC Okanagan Arts Career Apprenticeship Program (UBCO ACAP) connects upcoming Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS) graduates with Okanagan-based employers for one-year early-career employment opportunities.
Participating students will receive training and support from UBC Okanagan’s Career Development Team to help develop career and employment readiness and participate in a competitive application and hiring process. Eligible applicants will qualify to apply for a one-year career opportunity with an Okanagan-based employer.
- Participate in a competitive application and interview process.
- Receive a one-year, paid, early-career apprenticeship in the Central Okanagan region.
- Receive mentorship and valuable networking opportunities.
- Develop skills and career and employment readiness, through training, support and workshops.
- Have the opportunity to contribute to and work with an Okanagan-based employer.
Student Requirements & Eligibility
- Undergraduate students registered in the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS)
- Completing their final year of study in a degree 2 from the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies* in 2023
- Eligible to commit to 12 consecutive months of full-time employment in the Okanagan, starting in May 2023
- Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to be eligible
- *BSc in Psychology and BA in Computer Science or Math are not eligible
“When I signed up for the ACAP it was on a whim, but it was one of the best decisions of my academic career. I did not anticipate being able to jump into a career relevant to my degree immediately after finishing school, but the ACAP program gave me the support and skills to be confident and competitive in the job market.”
– Denae Weighill, 4th year student, BA Geography
“The skills and interests Denae has developed throughout her degree are something we can support and nurture at icInfrastructure. We hope to provide mutually valuable experience—helping her gain confidence and knowledge in the infrastructure industry, while helping us add value to the communities we work with. The nature of our business allows us to give students a wide variety of roles, projects, and experience.”
– Iain Cranston, Director, icInfrastructure
Student Dates & Deadlines
|November – February||Students select mandatory pre-employment training workshops and meetings|
|February 9, 2023||Deadline to submit an application for acceptance to the program|
|March 6, 2023||ACAP Networking Event|
|March 1 – 24, 2023||Students apply for job opportunities|
|March 27 – April 3, 2023||Interviews occur|
|April 13, 2023||Deadline for employers to make final decision and inform students|
|May 1, 2023||Student positions must start by this date|
Application & Contact
“UBCO ACAP applications now open! Please apply on the UBC job board.
Log in to the Student & Alumni job board. Navigate to the top-right of the screen to find your profile. From there, open “My Experiential Learning” from the drop-down menu. You will be routed to the ACAP application form. Follow the prompts to complete your application by February 9, 2023.
Once your application has been accepted, a staff member from the Career Development team will invite you to mandatory pre-employment training workshops.
Log in to the Student & Alumni Job Board. On the left-hand menu click “Jobs,” then “Search.” Filter your job search under “Position Type” and select “Arts Career Apprenticeship Program.” Browse the available positions and apply to those that interest you. The deadline for applications is March 17, 2023.
Luke Penner, B.Sc., M.Sc., MBA, ChPC
Career Development Specialist