How can you find out which career path is right for you, gain relevant experience and earn competitive wages all before you graduate?
Cooperative Education is about much more than work experience. It’s a learning delivery method, a course, that links previous classroom instruction with paid, full-time work experience in a student’s field of study while fulfilling the short-term (usually four or eight months) recruiting needs of employers. Co-op terms maximize the student's understanding of their career possibilities and allow for real-world application of their studies.
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.