Co-operative Education Program
Hands on learning, dynamic experiences
At UVic, learning extends beyond the classroom. Through our co-operative education program (co-op), students alternate terms in class with paid work terms in positions related to their fields of study. Co-op is collaborative—students, employers and the university all play a part. We also offer a Work Experience Program option.
What are the benefits?
- Students: You’ll graduate with a great résumé, relevant work experience, contacts in your field, extra cash and a better chance of career success right after graduation.
Co-op and Work Experience Program information for students
- Employers: You’ll benefit from students’ skills and fresh ideas, cost-effective recruitment, exposure for your business and engagement with UVic.
Co-op information for employers
Exceeding national standards
All UVic co-op degree programs are accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE).