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School of Business

Co-operative education

Jumpstart your career with up to one full year of industry-related work experience even before you graduate!

The UFV School of Business has co-op (short for co-operative education) options for students who are interested in developing a competitive edge for after graduation.

You can work in a four-, eight-, or twelve-month work term, full-time or part-time, and can declare co-op as an option on your transcript.

It is an ideal option if you want more than just a degree: co-op semesters help you make connections in the industry and get hands-on experience in your future job field.

By attending a co-op info session, dropping in at the Career Centre, or discussing your plans with a business advisor, you will take the first steps towards graduating with enhanced confidence and career prospects.

Fast facts

  • Students can apply through CareerLink by the last Monday of September, January, or May
  • A co-op term is generally full-time, from May–August, September–December, or January–April
  • Co-op is available to both domestic and international students
  • The Career Centre provides you with support to update your résumé, set up job interviews, learn workplace etiquette, and more

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Co-op Student

I absolutely loved my experience with the Co-op program! It opened my eyes to the numerous roles and career paths available for Marketing graduates. But, I think the biggest thing was it helped me build confidence, and gave me the reassurance that the path I had chosen was the one for me.

  • – Sandy Sekhon
  •    BBA Marketing, 2015

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