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UBC Sailbot is looking for passionate students to join our student design team! If you are motivated to learn and expand what you can do in design, research, teamwork & hands-on work, connecting classroom theory into actual professional practice, we want you!


We’re looking forward to meeting you!

  • Meet us at a recruitment event or fill in the the application form below. We’ll follow up by email!
  • Resume: Let us know your current level of experience; there’s something for every year level
  • Fun Puzzle: Helps you get a more realistic expectation of something you might do on the team
  • Interview: Helps us get to know each other better and understand what you’re most interested in
  • Please note that we cannot accommodate everyone who applies, but we’ll try our best to find a good fit
  • Our main subteams are Mechanical/Materials, Electrical, Software, Control and Admin

Recruitment Periods:

  • Our main recruitment period is in September each year. You can expect to see us in-person at Imagine Day & EUS Student Teams & Clubs Day. We normally have group interviews on the second and third Saturday after Imagine Day, so ideally contact us in the first week of school
  • We also recruit in January, May and other parts of the year on an at-needs basis. We will post in facebook if this is the case, and sometimes visit targeted classes.
  • You can try email us in other periods, but we can’t guarantee that we can bring you on at that time and might ask you to contact us again at the start of the next term

Application Timeline:

  • The best time to contact us is in the first week of classes of each term (September, January or May). If we are recruiting at that period, there will be a fun mini puzzle related to your subteam of interest, and we like to give people up to a week to complete it when possible, so we usually close submissions by the end of the second weekend of classes (i.e. 11:59 pm on the second Sunday). The specific date varies each term, so email us and fill in the form below in the first week of the term to find out!
  • Based on your submission and resume, you may be invited to an interview on the following Saturday midday, where there are a few more fun puzzles and questions to see how you work in a team
  • During the school year, team work parties are normally 10 am to 2 pm Saturdays, and we have a weekly weekday meeting based on which day & time most people could come, usually Monday 5 pm – 6 pm.
  • Please note that we cannot respond to recruitment inquiries in December or April, as these are exam periods

Fall 2018:

  • We are recruiting students, on-campus Co-op students and local off-campus Co-op students
  • Round 1 interviews Saturday, Sept 15th
  • Round 2 interviews (i.e. any remaining spots if you contact us too late to get the puzzle back before Sept. 15th): Saturday, Sept 22nd
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