Real-life learning through co-op

Hanna Lewis with a Kenyan boy

Hanna Lewis worked with Me to We in Kenya as a trip facilitator—meeting the children at the local primary school was a highlight of her placement.

Devin Tepleski showing his camcorder to children in Ghana

Devin Tepleski was invited to work as a documentarian and archaeologist in Ghana.

Student working in Drumheller

Talking dinosaurs as a heritage interpreter and guide in Drumheller, Alberta.

Student playing a board game in Barkerville with elderly tourists

Working as a Chinatown Street Interpreter in the Barkerville Historic Town, BC.

Congratulations to anthropology Hallie Rounthwaite, one UVic's 2018 Co-op Students of the Year.

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 professional job search skills, work experience, contacts in your field, strategic professional development skills, a greater understanding on how you can apply your Anthropology degree in a career that is right for you and some extra cash in your pocket. UVic Co-op is a national leader in co-operative education: one in four UVic students take part in the program each year.

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