What is Co-operative Education?
Co-operative education provides you with the opportunity to take what you are learning in the classroom and practice those skills in a real life work situation for four to eight months with one specific employer or two different employers. All majors within the business school can participate.
Although there is zero credit for the two work terms (COMM 380.0 and COMM 480.0), you will be:
- Assessed course fees associated with each work term;
- Visited by Edwards Career Services during a site visit to assess how your experience is going;
- Graded on your work term assignments, employer evaluations and final reports; the experience will be recognized on your transcript.
During your work terms, you will be employed full-time by the employer and will be challenged and engaged in productive employment. You will receive remuneration and constructive feedback not only from your employer, but from the program as well. Each work term will be approved and monitored by Edwards Career Services and the employer will provide performance evaluations to enhance your learning experience.