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Co-operative Education (Co-op) is where students gain relevant work experience while they are earning their degree.

Upcoming online Co-op Info Sessions! Get your questions answered:

Wednesday April 13 - Noon - 1pm
Thursday April 21 - Noon - 1pm 


Link for all sessions:

Please note: The Computer Science Co-op program is now full. Click here to add your name to the waitlist.  If a spot becomes available, Career Services will notify you. 


What can Co-op do for you?


  • Obtain industry-related work experience: Gain program-relevant experience and skills with the opportunity to work in different roles with a variety of employers
  • Develop job search skills: Learn how to write professional resumes and cover letters, how to conduct a successful job search and hone interviewing skills (in person, telephone or video) that stand out to employers
  • Build a career network: Grow your professional network through on-the-job interactions, networking, employer panels and work term mentorship
  • Gather insight into career options: Through our exclusive job board, you can explore a multitude of opportunities and organizations related to your degree
  • Increase your chances of getting your first job after graduation: many employers hire their work term students or hire students that have gained experience through their work terms

Students who graduate with Co-op work experience:

  • Have higher employment rates
  • Get careers related to their education
  • Earn more than other graduates


The Co-op program has provided me with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the reality of the accounting industry. During my time in the program I made friends, memories and professional connections that I will carry with me for years to come. This experience has given me confidence in my abilities and has solidified my choice of career. The skills that I have learned will continue to benefit me for the entirety of my professional life, not to mention that without the Co-op program, I likely wouldn't have a job waiting for me post-graduation.

- Ethan Snidal
  Fourth-year BBA, Accounting Co-op student


What is the Co-op journey?

  • Complete the course COOP 0001

  • Search and apply for work experience jobs (including those on our exclusive job board)

  • Students complete up to three 4-month work terms

  • Additional work terms are not available/offered. You must end on an academic semester

  • Students who complete three 4-month work terms will receive a Co-operative Education designation on their parchment


For additional information, see below, or email


Application Dates

The application period opened Feb. 15, 2022 and will remain open until programs are full or:

  • For Fall 2022: Sept. 16, 2022 (last day to adjust registration for fall semester with tuition refund) 
  • For Winter 2023: Jan. 13, 2023 (last day to adjust registration for winter semester with tuition refund)