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About Co-operative Education At Memorial University

Co-operative education is at the forefront in experiential learning at Memorial University.

Memorial's co-operative education programs are the largest in Atlantic Canada; graduating over 8,000 students into rewarding careers worldwide.

Employers benefit each year with access to over 1,500 well-rounded students eager to put their skills to work.

Our highly successful programs offer a combination of classroom study and work term placements in local, national and international businesses.

Our goal is to fuse academic knowledge with practical experience, creating highly qualified and knowledgeable professionals prepared to meet the demands of today's workforce.


Congratulations PEGNL - Cossitt Work Term Award Recipient
Congratulations PEGNL - Eastern Chapter Work Term Award Recipient
Congratulations Paul S. Batstone Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Co-operative Education Celebrates Banner Year
Engineering Student Next Rhodes Scholar
Engineering Student is Nation's Best in Co-operative Education

Our Vision:

To be recognized locally, nationally, and internationally as a centre of excellence for co-operative education and as a key contributor to our students' learning, growth and development.

Our Mission:

To continue to develop and maintain the highest quality learning environment for students enrolled in the co-operative education programs at Memorial University that prepares graduates to participate in furthering the social and economic development of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and the world. To provide service to students, employers, and faculty that results in the best co-operative education experience possible.To promote the values of Co-operative Education and Experiential Learning to prospective students, current students, and employers.To develop and maintain a quality professional development programs for co-operative education practitioners and staff at Memorial.

Our Values:

We believe that co-operative education provides a superior learning model for students and helps them prepare for their future careers. We believe that a strong partnership between co-operative education practitioners, faculty, students, and employers will add value to the learning experience of students. We believe in the equal value of all students. We believe that all stakeholders deserve outstanding service. We believe that we should celebrate the successes of our programs, our students, our employers, and our practitioners.