Co-operative Education (Co-op) combines academic studies with relevant work experience. Academic semesters alternate with work terms, giving you up to two years of relevant work experience.
Transform yourself by engaging in cutting-edge intellectual and applied opportunities!
Participate in our experiential learning opportunities and apply your academic knowledge to the real world. These opportunities will help you meet your personal and professional goals, while you build your network and develop yourself as a well-rounded and highly employable graduate.
The Experiential Learning Student Profile (formerly known as the Co-Curricular Record), powered by CareerLink, is now available! This new system allows you to add your participation in UFV activities, leadership roles, work placements, and other experiential learning activities you deem valuable to a central, accessible record for future use. CareerLink is a flexible and modern system that will help you organize and record your personal achievements, work experience, and learning activities both on and off-campus in preparation for future work opportunities, resume building, grad school applications and more.
Our opportunities offer you the ability to make connections and learn more about your community. Opportunities run for 10 weeks during the Fall, Winter and Spring/Summer semesters and include a variety of internships and practicums.
Studying abroad allows you to gain distinct advantages in the classroom, in the workforce and in your life. When you participate in international exchange, you gain a competitive and compassionate edge as well as distinct advantages in the classroom, workforce, and life.
Practicum courses provide students with the opportunity to earn university credit for acting in or working backstage on department theatre productions. Introductory backstage roles include set crew, running crew, dresser, lighting operator, sound operator, projections operator, or assistant stage manager. More advanced backstage roles include stage manager, assistant director, assistant designer, designer, or dramaturg.
Work-study helps you build your skills while you study. This program allows you to gain 120 hours of professional employment experience over the course of one semester in conjunction with your studies. Work-Study students are required to be enrolled in a minimum of nine UFV credits and hold and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.