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Centre for Experiential and Career Education

Hire a Co-op student

Access a pool of eager, motivated, and talented UFV Co-op students for your short and long-term human resources needs.

Co-operative Education (Co-op) combines academic studies with relevant work experience. Academic semesters alternate with work terms, giving students up to two years of relevant work experience.

  • Work terms are 4, 8, or 12 months in duration. The hiring decision is up to you, the employer.
  • “Try before you buy” provides you with the opportunity to evaluate potential full-time employees without obligation (many of our co-op employers hire co-op students right after graduation)
  • No additional cost to you, the Centre for Experiential and Career Education provides support and facilitates the hiring process

For a brief summary of the program, see the Co-op - Employer Information handout, or to get an in-depth look at how Co-op works, see the Co-op Employer Handbook.

Co-op students are available from the following programs: 

  • Arts, Associate & Bachelor degree
  • Business Administration diploma & Bachelor degree
  • Computer Information System diploma & Bachelor degree
  • Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts degree
  • Data Analysis Post-baccalaureate certificate
  • Environmental Studies, Bachelor degree
  • Fine Arts, Bachelor degree
  • Integrated Studies, Bachelor degree
  • Library & Information Technology diploma
  • Science, Bachelor degree
  • Science, Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree

For an updated list of Co-op programs, please view the current UFV Calendar.


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"The Career Centre has provided me with an abundance of resources to help me succeed throughout my Co-op placements, education, and future career."

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