The Cameco Business Co-operative Education Program (BCEP)
To integrate classroom instruction with real life work situations, the school successfully launched a co-operative education program in September 2007. Third year undergraduate business students in all majors are eligible to participate. Employers from small businesses to large corporations will benefit from a business co-op experience!
Students who enrol in a co-operative education program benefit from eight months of full-time paid work experience in the private or public sector. Co-operative education contributes to the student’s educational experience and improves employability upon graduation.
Thanks to a $250,000 donation from Cameco Corporation to help the program grow, an average of 75 students annually participate in the program.
“We are delighted to have partnered with the University of Saskatchewan on a number of initiatives, the most recent being the Edwards School of Business and the Business Co-operative Education Program,” said Rita Mirwald, senior vice-president of corporate services for Cameco Corporation, whose company was one of the program’s first co-op employers. “Cameco Corporation worked with three students during the pilot program and we were very impressed by their high calibre of education and professionalism.”