Co-op Program

Why Co-op?

The Business Co-op Program gives you the chance to integrate your classroom learning with a minimum of 12 months of work experience in your chosen field. You’ll learn new skills, expand your network of professional contacts, and get paid for your efforts. What’s not to like?

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The Co-op Program recruits second and third year BCom students who are succeeding in their studies and actively working on their career progression. Learn more about Co-op Program's costs and the academic standards required.

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Apply for Co-op

Now that you know why the UBC Sauder School of Business Co-op Program is such a good thing for your career and have an understanding of the requirements, you’ll want to know how to apply. This section outlines the application and selection process in five easy steps.

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Contact and support

The Co-op team at the Business Career Centre will help you prepare for your job search, provide one-on-one coaching, get access to job postings, and provide dedicated coaches to help you secure a Co-op position. We’ll also support you during your work term to make sure that both you and your employer are getting the most out of the experience.

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Co-op FAQs

What is Co-operative Education?
Will the Co-op Program place me into a job?
What are the advantages of Co-op?
What are the costs of the program?
Who can apply?
How do I apply?
Who will be accepted into the Co-op Program?
How many work terms do I need to complete?
Does Co-op count for academic credit? Am I graded on a work-term?
What should my work-study schedule look like? Is there a standard schedule?
Can part-time jobs count as Co-op?
Am I still eligible for student loans and scholarships while in Co-op?
I am an International Student, how do I obtain a work permit?

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