Cooperative education (co-op) is an educational model that combines academic studies with work experience. It is an opportunity to apply theory to practice and develop a meaningful view of the working world and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional. Employers supervise their students and evaluate their performance, and co-op coordinators monitor students’ progress on the job. Students are paid by their employers. Students in the cooperative education program will extend their time at university in order to achieve the academic credit to graduate with the co-op option for their degree program.

Visit Co-op and Carrer Services for more information on Carleton’s co-op program.

Some co-op experiences include: