What is Co-op?
Co-operative education (Co-op) is an optional program for BComm students. Students in the program alternate full-time studies with full-time, paid work. Students are encouraged to apply for the Co-op program in the Fall semester of their second year. Please refer to the program information page for admission requirements and application deadline.
Working or volunteering while studying
The best job candidates are the ones who have a well-rounded set of skills, knowledge, and experience. Employers tend to look beyond academics when hiring. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has put together a list of “career-readiness” skills. Often these skills are developed outside the classroom via part-time work or skills-based volunteering.
Deciding to work while in full time studies is not a choice to be made lightly. The student should review their academic workload and only pursue work opportunities if it will not negatively impact their academics – this includes volunteering and extra-curricular activities both on and off-campus.
The Haskayne job board also includes postings for part time and volunteer roles.
What kind of job will my child get when they graduate?
Haskayne students and new grads are hired across all industries – all over the world. Where your child ends up depends on several factors including their interests, efforts, skills development, and the current economy in their chosen region.
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