Co-op Information Videos
What is Co-op?
Cooperative Education is about much more than work experience. It’s a course that links your classroom instruction with paid, full-time work experience in your field of study, all while filling the short-term (usually four or eight months) recruiting needs of employers.
The work term often serves as a “test drive” for both employers and students to assess suitability for future employment. There is also solid evidence that students who complete degrees with the cooperative education designation often receive higher starting salaries and find grad jobs sooner than their non-co-op counterparts.
- discover and understand your career options
- gain practical experience in a real-world setting
- explore a variety of employment sectors
- build a professional resume
- gain valuable job and life skills
- make important business contacts
- maintain your full-time student status while you work full-time
- reduce your student loans
- earn competitive wages (from 2012 statistics: between $7,400 - $20,000/semester)
- try out your major
- increase your marketability after graduation
- join the thousands of students who say this phrase: "The company I did my Co-op with wants to hire me after graduation!”
- complete 1 to 6 terms/semesters before you graduate
- obtain the Bachelor of Management Co-operative Education degree (with 3 terms)