Co-operative education is a three-way partnership between the University, students and employers. Students apply their classroom knowledge to a series of four-month work experiences. You enhance someone's education, while reaping the unique benefits of CO-OP employment.
Only the best University of Ottawa students qualify for the CO-OP program. In general, students begin their first work term after completing two years of study. In the Program, work terms generally last 15 weeks and alternate with four month study terms. Work and study sequences vary from one field of study to another.
The CO-OP program is optional, and students are admitted according to academic achievement. They are closely monitored throughout the academic and work terms, thereby ensuring our employers benefit from the best quality students. You may choose from French-speaking, English-speaking and bilingual students.