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What is the Co-operative Education Program?

Tharani (law) traveled to Ghana to work for Canadian Lawyers Abroad.

Tharani (law) traveled to Ghana to work for Canadian Lawyers Abroad.


Real-life learning

Co-op image - shoesAt 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.

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 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

CAFCE logoAll 224 UVic co-op degree programs are accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE).

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