Co-op

Nigel Figueirdo in the workplace
During his four co-op terms, Economics student Nigel Figueirdo has worked across the public, private and non-profit sectors. After work experiences with the BC Emergency Management Commission, Blackberry and the Rock Solid Foundation WITS anti-bullying program, Nigel is currently working at AbeBooks. com.

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: