Benefits of Co-operative Education

Students participating in co-operative education programs benefit from:

  • A well-rounded education, enriched by practical application of classroom learning;
  • Opportunities to gain relevant employment skills and realistic expectations of the work force before graduation;
  • Opportunities to test and gain broader understanding of career options, often in a variety of employment settings;
  • Maturity and self-esteem as productive members of the work force as well as confidence and skills developed through working with others;
  • Documented practical experience, a resumé, job search skills and a network of contacts upon graduation;
  • Financial remuneration which help to defray educational costs.