Our co-op students and graduates are working all over the world in countries such as Germany, Japan, Australia and Malaysia as well as throughout Canada and the United States.
Some of our alumni share their careers to date and highlights along the way. To contribute to this section, please contact Mary Jansepar – we would love to hear from you.
I started as a Junior Metallurgist for a small mining company developing a gold mine on the Canadian Arctic coast. As a way to break me in to the company, I was sent to the Con Mine in Yellowknife to help with the reclamation there, in mainly water treatment and the removal of arsenic trioxide […]
During my undergrad studies, the co-op program introduced me to my current employer, Powertech Labs. I have been involved in an assortment of failure analyses and metallurgical investigations, as well as standard and customized mechanical testing. With Powertech’s support, I returned to UBC eight months after graduation to obtain my masters degree. By studying test […]
I went on to Arizona State University (ASU) in June 2003 to complete my PhD in Material Science and Engineering, focussing on the thermo-mechanical behaviour of lead-free solders for microelectronic packaging technology. After graduating from ASU in June of 2007, I began working at Intel Corporation as a Senior Packaging Engineer. I am in the […]
Since graduating from UBC with a Bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering in 2002, I have had three jobs with different employers. I interviewed with Northwest Mettech in Richmond during my final year of studies and secured an engineering position with them upon graduation. It was great to have a job waiting for me during the […]
Hi. My name’s Jen and I graduated from UBC Materials Engineering in 2002. During my final year, I was hired by Chevron Canada to work as a Maintenance Engineer at their Burnaby oil refinery. The refinery processes 55,000 barrels per day of crude oil into various petroleum products, including much of the gasoline in Vancouver. […]