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2017 Co-operative Education Annual Report

Experiential Learning (EL) is “the process whereby knowledge is created through transformation of experience” (Kolb, 1984, p.41). Engagement in and reflection on purposeful EL opportunities within the classroom, the community, or workplace, can advance the learning outcomes of an academic program while fostering a positive student experience and career development.

Co-operative Education & Workplace Partnerships provides students with a well-rounded education that is founded both in academic theory and real world application.


1500+ Enrolment
undergraduate and graduate co-op students enrolled

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co-op employment rate

63% Increase Icon

increase in co-op enrolment the
last 5 years

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employers posted opportunities, including 120+
new employers

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in students earnings with average co-op
earnings of $11,152 per work term


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jobs posted

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job applications

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interviews conducted

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students participating in job
readiness programming


By combining semesters of study with semesters of full-time, paid employment in career-related positions, students are able to: apply classroom theory, gain hands-on experience, network with employers and professionals in their field, explore different career options, learn how to compete confidently in the job market, and earn a salary to help offset the cost of their education.


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students participating in work terms (Jan.-Dec. 2017)

360+ Ico

first work terms

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international work terms in 5 countries

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employment rate for students enrolled in co-op, 6
months after graduation (Ontario Universities
Graduate Survey, 2012)

Students who graduated from co-op
have an average salary higher than

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non-co-op students (Ontario Universities
Graduate Survey, 2012)



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