Co-op & career planning

Paul Kim
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According to international rankings, our students graduate among the world's most employable. Complete your degree with the skills and experience needed to enter the workforce.

Co-operative education

Co-op is extremely popular at UVic—42% of students take part, alternating terms in school with terms in paid positions related to their programs.

As a co-op student, you'll test drive possible career paths and learn how to successfully search for work. Plus, you'll earn close to $2,800 CAD per month and graduate with up to 16 months of work experience in your field.

Most UVic co-op programs are optional, which means you'll apply at the start of your second year. Other co-op programs are mandatory, meaning that you'll automatically participate as part of your degree.

Learn about the benefits and how to apply.

Career planning

Want to land a job you love? Career Services will help you explore your career options and make the leap from busy student to happily employed grad (plus everything in-between). Services include:

Student co-op stories from MyUVic Life