Co-operative Education gives students an opportunity to extend their learning beyond the classroom by integrating relevant work experience with academic studies. Co-op students alternate terms of school and work in their appropriate fields of study allowing for them to gain experience and develop a better understanding of their career options. Here are some of the ways co-op can benefit you:

  • Explore different career opportunities relevant to your field of study
  • Enhance your personal and professional confidence
  • Gain a better understanding of your course work
  • Develop valuable workplace skills such as teamwork, communication, writing and computer skills
  • Help pay for your education
  • Have the opportunity to travel to other provinces or countries
  • Network with professionals in your field
  • Develop excellent job search, resume and interview skills
  • Access job postings only available to co-op students
  • Gain perspective on the industry and the latest developments and opportunities in your field