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Bring our classroom into your workplace

Co-operative education connects forward thinking employers with highly motivated and talented students. Whether you require short-term support for projects, seek new talent as part of your long-term recruitment strategy, or are simply passionate about experiential learning, hiring a UWindsor co-op student is a highly rewarding experiene.

Co-operative education and paid partnerships work by integrating a student's academic study with the opportunity to gain relevant, full-time, paid experience in their field. Alternating between work and study terms, students bring the latest classroom learning from world-class faculty members and can apply it to your business needs.

Employer Benefits

Reduce costs. Co-op students offer a low-risk, cost-effective way to recruit short-term employees to complete special projects.
Access to top candidates. Screen full-time employees so that you can feel confident you're getting the best candidate for the job.
Add to your talent pipeline. Find star employees to hire after graduation. Throughout the co-op term, you can assess students' skill sets and test for culture-add within your organization.
Add fresh perspectives and new ideas. Co-op students bring a fresh perspective to an organization. They are learning new technologies, new skill sets, and provide innovative approaches that set them apart from other candidates.
Get work done. Students are available year-round for 4, 8, 12, or 16-month work terms (depending on the program), allowing ample time for students to be productive and valuable after they are trained.
Recruit with ease. We promote your jobs, coordinate and schedule your interviews, and provide on-campus interview rooms, if needed.

"There's a lot of talent coming out of the University of Windsor. The students are very passionate, motivated, and great to work with." - Greg Presland, Rocket Innovation Studio

Diverse Career-Ready Talent

UWindsor's co-op and internship students come from an extensive range of diverse educational backgrounds and concentrations. The co-op program connects employers with students from a wide range of disciplines including:

Business Administration

Business Administration/Computer Science


Communication, Media, and Film Studies

Computer Science


Drama in Education and Community with a Concentration in Applied Theatre



French Studies



Master of Applied Computing

Master of Engineering

Master of Engineering - Mechanical Automotive

Master of Science Degree in Computer Science

Modern Languages and Second Language Education (Spanish Stream)



Political Science


University of Windsor programs integrate academic study with work experience in appropriate fields of business, manufacturing, high technologies, government, healthcare, and professional services.

An Easy Hiring Process with Your Busy Schedule in Mind

Our Employer Relations Coordinators make connecting with your best candidate easy. From understanding your organization's pain points, to helping you navigate the job description creation and posting process, they are here to help.

Once you are assigned your own Employer Relations Coordinator they become your talent asset and move you through your job competition with ease. Whether it is a reminder to get your posting in or helping you strategize on how to promote your company to get more applications, they know our students and help you have a strong impact. Once you develop a relationship with our team they can suggest if your wage is competitve, if you are in the right posting period, or alternative ways to attract student talent.

Email employer@uwindsor.ca to connect with an Employer Relations Coordinator and to get closer to having a strong student recruitment strategy in place. If phone works best for you, call 519-253-3000 ext. 3894 and ask to speak to our Lead Employer Relations Coordinator.

Prefer self-service?

We love to help assist and strategize with our employer partners but if you prefer to be in the driver's seat and are ready to post, use our easy-to-use mySuccess portal where you can post your position, see who applied, and book interviews on your own.