Thursday, September 23, 2010

Interested in Co-op for Winter semester?

You may have heard of "Co-op" or "Co-operative Education" at Douglas. Wondering what it's all about? Here's a quick run-down:

What's Co-op?
Co-operative Education integrates your academic studies with related work experience. After completing the first half of a diploma or university transfer program (30 credits), you'll alternate semesters of classroom studies with semesters of paid, full-time employment.

What's in it for me?
  • Real work skills - take skills learned in the classroom and apply them in real-life situations
  • Try out your field - gain insight into whether the field you've chosen is the right career for you
  • Get confident - know your way around before you enter the work-force
  • Network - meet people in your field before you graduate
  • Make money - help pay for your studies or living expenses
It's basically a win-win situation: not only do you get paid to work, you also gain valuable relevant experience in the field your studying. This can be a big help for when you graduate and start looking for a job.
Check out stories from other Douglas students who have done Co-op  

Does my program offer Co-op? 
Currently, only the following Douglas programs offer a Co-op option:
  • Accounting Management
  • Business Management
  • Computing Science and Information Systems
  • General Business
  • Marketing Management
  • University Transfer Arts
  • University Transfer Commerce
  • University Transfer Science
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
Am I eligible? 
If your average is C+ or better, you've completed 18 credits and you're enrolled in one of the above programs, you're most likely eligible.  

How do I find out more?  
If you're ready to look for a Co-op placement for next semester, or just want to find out more about the program, contact the Douglas College Co-op Office at 604-527-5100 or visit