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Alumnus Anthony Sukow pictured with UVic co-op student Morgan Brooks sitting at a desk in a classroom both looking at a laptop.
Alumnus Anthony Sukow who studied engineering and economics is CEO of UVic spin-off company Advanced Economic Research Systems. He's pictured here with UVic co-op student Morgan Brooks.

Co-op information for employers

Co-operative education, or co-op, is a learning strategy where students alternate study terms with terms working for employers in a range of workplace settings.

As a co-op employer, you’ll benefit from students’ hard work, fresh perspectives, innovation and skills, while giving them the opportunity to gain relevant, paid experience in your workplace.

Economics students from all degree levels (undergraduate, masters and doctoral) participate in the program, and offer a wide range and depth of skills.

Economics undergraduates are competent with standard office software programs and statistical software. They can write simple programs and manipulate data. They have excellent mathematical abilities and a solid grasp of statistics and probability. They have a good understanding of macro and microeconomic theory.

Graduate students have the skills noted above, plus additional training in micro and macroeconomics, advanced statistics and mathematics, cost-benefit analysis, and econometrics.

Find our more about UVic co-op at our Hire a Student webpage.

Ready to hire? Post your job on our Learning in Motion website.

To speak with someone about hiring an Economics student, contact the Social Sciences co-op office at 250-721-8969 or .