Arts Co-operative Education Program
Co-operative education is an optional academic program that gives students the opportunity to enhance their education by gaining career-related work experience before graduation. Students integrate relevant work experience into their university study by alternating full-time, paid work with study semesters during the third and fourth years of their degrees.
By combining work with study, students acquire practical experience, develop a network of contacts, and obtain a better understanding of careers in their field. This program allows students to apply knowledge and skills developed in the classroom in a practical work environment, enhancing both the academic and employment portions of their university career.
The co-op designation on your degree will make you stand out to employers after graduation.
Work terms are full-time, paid and 12-16 weeks in length. Earn money while gaining valuable experience.
In addition to gaining practical work skills, students gain confidence and a professional network.
Co-op coordinators provide resume, job search, interview and job success guidance.