Self-Directed Projects

We’re here to help you design your own professional development.

Do you want to figure out how to bring your social sciences or humanities research into an off-campus setting?

Do you struggle to see how community engagement or knowledge exchange could fit within your disciplinary perspective?

Do you have an idea for a project – an artwork, an exhibition, a collaboration, a work experience – that you don’t know how to launch?

We Can Help

If you have an idea for a project, or if you want to design your own internship experience, we can provide you with support.

We provide supports & services for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the Faculty of Arts, including:

  • career coaching
  • project or internship brainstorming
  • support in connecting with potential partners & off-campus collaborators
  • support in applying to UBC Arts Graduate Co-op
  • editing for arts, cultural, social impact or community grant funding
  • advising on project planning and budget development
  • coaching in project management
  • feedback on business and not-for-profit plans
  • advising for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small business owners
  • advice for transitioning into the non-academic job market
  • resume and cover letter review
  • preparation for non-academic job interviews
  • on demand training in community engagement, knowledge exchange and grant-seeking
  • events for prospective freelancers, entrepreneurs, and educators

If we aren’t able to help you with your needs, we’ll make sure that we connect you with the right person at UBC who is best positioned to help you out.