Senior HR Advisor
“The uOttawa CO-OP program allows the opportunity for students to be exposed to different industries. CO-OP employers play an important role in shaping the students’ career choices. CO-OP also provides a look at future talent that might be a fantastic addition to our team after graduating.”
“The uOttawa CO-OP program is a very reputable program. I like going on campus, I like seeing the students, and I like getting a feel for them in person. We have had some great students from uOttawa.”
Senior Research Engineer
Communications Research Centre Canada
“From our perspective, the CO-OP program helps us enormously in our projects. The uOttawa CO-OP students sometimes come up with bright, fresh ideas that we hadn’t thought of.
We usually hire one or two CO-OP students. The first student is hired mainly for programming and software engineering. These tasks involve writing an application that enables communications to be offloaded. Our second CO-OP student is usually an electrical or computer engineering student we can bring into the field to help test new technologies.
By being in the CO-OP program, students learn about a field they enjoy while employers get much-needed help and new perspectives.
I went through the CO-OP program at uOttawa. It gave me the experience I needed, making it much easier to find a job when I graduated. My last CO-OP placement was actually here, and I was able to get hired back on and continue here.
What we’re looking for is someone who is eager to learn, proactive and can ask questions when they don’t know what to do. They don’t have to be an expert in their field. They’ll use the knowledge they already have, and we’ll help them grow and mature in their field of expertise.
Most CO-OP students we’ve hired are bright, energetic and skilled individuals who are very eager to learn. These are the type of students we’re looking for.”
Gregory E. Clunis, P.Eng.
President and Senior Engineer
Integral DX Engineering Ltd.
“I have been recruiting CO-OP students continuously for eight years, which has brought in a steady supply of highly motivated and thoughtful young people.
The CO-OP students from the University of Ottawa are enthusiastic, keen and excited young people who come to us with a level of maturity and thoughtfulness.
I have hired graduating CO-OP students as junior engineers to assist me with future CO-OP recruiting, training of new CO-OP students, and taking students into the field to do site inspections and testing, so that I can stay at the office and develop new business opportunities. CO-OP students are now a vital part of my business.”
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