UWindsor Expands Co-op Options in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Four students work in various roles on a film production set

The University of Windsor is reaffirming its dedication to student success by introducing 10 innovative co-op streams to students in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (FAHSS).

Launched in collaboration with the Co-operative Education and Workplace Partnerships office, the new programs are designed to provide students with invaluable hands-on work experience and a competitive edge as they embark on their professional journeys after graduation.

"We are excited to build on the success of the existing co-op and internship programs at the University of Windsor by offering more students the opportunity to put their skills to work in a variety of different sectors,” said Kristen Morris, manager of Co-operative Education and Workplace Partnerships.

“With these additional co-op streams, students will be able to explore their career options, build professional connections, and earn 12 months of paid work experience while applying and enhancing their skills.”

The new co-op offerings span a variety of disciplines and fields of study, including Communication, Media and Film, two programs within Drama, English, French, Spanish, History Philosophy, Political Science and Psychology.

Through the new offerings, students will complete three paid work terms relevant to their field of study over the course of their four-year degrees.

“Additionally, these new co-op streams will provide employers with access to a diverse pool of talented individuals equipped with sought-after skills,” Morris said.

“Students will bring a wide range of capabilities to the workforce, including exceptional communication, digital media proficiency, critical thinking acumen, research expertise, polished writing abilities, policy development aptitude, and a passion for social justice.”

The inaugural year of the program will allow Fall 2023 intake students in the specified programs to apply for a Winter 2024 start.

Cheryl Collier, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, said skills developed in the faculty’s programs are essential to the jobs of the future.

"Our students will now get the opportunity to apply these skills during their university education, which will give them an even stronger advantage and head start toward their careers upon graduation,” Dr. Collier said.

For more information about the new co-op options, please visit uwindsor.ca/coop.