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What is a Co-op for students?

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    IDP Education

    IDP Education

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    Program students are able to alternate academic study with full-time employment, getting practical experience in their field of study before their graduation. These programs are very beneficial for students to get hands-on experience and to get practical knowledge before their graduation.

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    Lakehead University

    Lakehead University

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    Lincoln University offers cooperative education or co-op at both the undergraduate and graduate level co-op is an opportunity for you to do a paid work term during your degree. Students can receive anywhere between 14 to thirty dollars an hour with industry leaders such as Honda or IBM.

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    University of Winnipeg

    University of Winnipeg

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    Co-ops are partnerships between universities and companies in the city in which the company is interested in hiring university students for internships or short term employment. It's a really, really excellent way for students to gain some experience in their field before they've graduated, as well as do some networking, make some connections. Also learn a little bit more about your skills and your talents before you've really entered the job market.

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    IDP Education

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    Co-op is a working component, is offered by most programs in Canadian institutions, in other words, it could be perceived as an internship that is relevant to the program that you are currently doing. So by the time you finish your studies, you're not only going to get academic qualification, but also going to get some overseas working experience.

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    IDP Education

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    Co-op is the structured method of combined classroom based education with practical work experience co-op provide academic credit for structured work experience, the work experience in the program. That component comprises of 30 to 50 percent of the program.

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    MacEwan University (Canada)

    MacEwan University (Canada)

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    Hi, everybody, Victoria here today, I'm going to answer your question on what is a co-op program for students. At MacEwan University, we offer a co-op or cooperative education opportunity in the Bachelor of Commerce degree. This paid position is available to all majors. Students can apply to co-op after their first semester and will complete four co-op course terms throughout the duration of their program. Please note you must have a co-op work permit to participate.

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    University of Ottawa

    University of Ottawa

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    Co-op is serving as the Cooperative Education Program. It allows Canadian university students to gain valuable paid work experiences during your study. And you'd all love most of the programs come with a co-op option, which means after you graduate, you'll make yourself more competitive in a job market. For more information, please check our website.

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