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Geography Co-op

Find out everything you need to know about this co-op program below. Need help? Contact us at 250-721-8689 or sscoop@uvic.ca or stop by DTB A204.


Challenge a work term

About work term challenges

Have you completed previous work experience related to your area of study? If you’ve worked at least 420 hours in a position that relates to your degree, you may be able to register your work experience as a co-op term through a work term challenge.

How to challenge a work term

Book an appointment with your coordinator and bring the following to the meeting:

  • a job description of the position you wish to register as a co-op term
  • written confirmation of your employment and hours worked (directly from your employer or on company letterhead)
  • a reference letter, a completed Competency Assessment (part 3), or other document from your employer that explains how you did during your work placement

What happens next?

Your coordinator will review your proposal. If approved, you’ll pay the work term challenge fee ($306) and submit a work term report by the end of the term that your work term challenged is registered for (it must be during a course-based term).

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