Student Information


Graduating this coming springStart 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), Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS), BA in Computer Science and BA in Math 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.

Student Benefits

  • Receive a one-year, paid, early-career apprenticeship in the Central Okanagan region
  • Have the opportunity to contribute to and work with an Okanagan-based employer
  • Develop skills and career and employment readiness, through training, support and workshops
  • Receive mentorship and valuable networking opportunities.
  • Participate in a competitive application and interview process

Student Requirements & Eligibility

  • Undergraduate students registered in the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS), BA in Computer Science and BA in Math
  • Completing their final year of study in a degree from the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies* in 2024
  • Eligible to commit to 12 consecutive months of full-time employment in the Okanagan, starting in Spring 2024
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to be eligible 
  • *BSc in Psychology is not eligible 


“The UBCO ACAP program connected me with a fantastic opportunity to work at icInfrastructure. Over the past 2 years, I have used the skills from my degree to contribute to several of the company’s projects while also learning and growing as a professional.

I found the workshop focused on building a resume particularly helpful, and I was able to get additional support to refine my resume and cover letter after the workshop.”

— Rowan Holyer, Analyst,  icInfrastructrue


“The UBCO ACAP program has been great for us as a local business here in the Okanagan. It has connected us with high quality graduates who we can bring onto our small team, and give them meaningful employment as they start their careers.  As a business focused on training public infrastructure owners and communities including towns and cities, our work covers a very wide range of disciplines and there are many skills that arts students can contribute to our efforts.

Our most recent UBCO ACAP hire, Rowan, graduated from UBCO with an Economics degree and he’s been a great asset to the team.  His skills and interests developed throughout his degree add value we have been able to fold into our programs while nurturing his career exploration and development.  We are keen to provide mutually valuable experience—helping new graduates gain confidence and knowledge in the infrastructure industry, while helping us add value to the communities we work with.

We really appreciate what UBCO ACAP is doing for the freshly graduated arts students and the industries they work with, thanks to all those involved.”

— Iain Cranston, Director, icInfrastructure

Student Dates & Deadlines

February to March  Student applications open and select pre-employment training workshops and meetings  
April 15, 2024   Deadline to submit an application for acceptance to the program  
March 15 to April 18, 2024   Students apply for job opportunities  
April 20 to 26, 2024   Interviews occur  
April 26, 2024   Deadline for employers to make final decision and inform students  
May 6, 2024 ACAP positions begin *case by case date exceptions may be considered 

Application & Contact

UBCO ACAP applications now open! Please apply on the UBC job board.

Student Process

Log in to the Student & Alumni job board. Navigate to the top-right of the screen to find your profile. From there, select and 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.

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.” Scroll down and hit “Apply” to activate the search filter. Browse the available positions and apply to those that interest you.


Kathryn Hall, BBA, CCDP
Industry & Employer Engagement Specialist