Co-op at Construction Site
Civil Engineering co-op student Sean Austin inspecting the parameter drains for slope at the newest passive house project by Bernhardt Contracting

At UVic, learning extends beyond the classroom. Through co-operative education (co-op), you can alternate terms in class with paid work terms in positions related to your field of study. You'll graduate with work experience, a great resume, contacts in your field and some extra cash in your pocket. Co-op graduates are more likely to find relevant, permanent work with higher salaries.

What is co-op

Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:

  • Alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
  • Enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
  • Develop competencies to excel in the workplace

Contact the co-op program in your degree area for details.

Career-related support

UVic Co-op and Career can support you through every stage of your career development, through: