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Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/25/2015 - 12:51pm

Good to know

  • Three (12-16 week) work terms are required to complete your co-op designation; a fourth term is optional

  • Work terms are full-time, paid, relevant positions that provide supervision and feedback

  • Placements are not guaranteed but co-op coordinators assist you throughout the process

  • On a work term you are registered into a co-op course, assessed one course fee, and have full-time student status with the university

  • Co-op work terms are in addition to your academic requirements and do not lessen the number of courses required to complete your degree
  • Work terms can alternate or be consecutive but at least one must be in the fall or winter semester and you must end your studies on an academic term

  • Successful completion of a work term has multiple student and employer requirements including a site visit and end of term report

Program Information Overview

Trajectory

Co-op students begin their work terms during the third year of their studies, normally alternating periods of work and study starting and ending on an academic semester. A typical
co-op student might experience a work term sequence that looks something like this:

Year/term

     

Fall

     

Winter

Spring/Summer

1st

Academic

Academic

Vacation

2nd

Academic

Academic

Vacation

3rd

1st work term

Academic

2nd work term

4th

Academic

Study abroad

Vacation

5th

3rd work term

Academic

Graduate with co-op designation

Contact us

The co-op education office is located in the Arts Students' Centre, on the first floor of the Social Sciences building.

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Social Sciences 102
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, AB
T2N 1N4 

Hours: 
Monday-Friday, 
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 
1 - 4:30 p.m.