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Gain practical experience

Co-operative Education combines real-world work experience with academic studies and has garnered international recognition as the preferred way to complete a degree. The program works to create a partnership between students, the university, and the employer, to offer students an extended learning environment, and the ability to network with employers.

As a student at the University of Lethbridge, you have an extraordinary opportunity to create an academic experience that fits you like a tailored suit. Combined with a foundation in liberal education and armed with hands-on work experience through co-op, you will graduate with a head start on the path to your future.

Benefits of Co-operative Education
  • Discover your career options to make realistic and informed career choices
  • Gain practical experience in a real-world setting while making valuable contacts
  • Explore a variety of employment sectors to try out your major
  • Develop valuable research skills for future work experience or graduate school
  • Receive specialized support developing your resume, cover letter, and interview skills
  • Gain valuable job and life skills to assist in the transition from university to your career
  • Maintain full-time student status while you work full-time
  • Reduce the cost of your education by earning competitive wages (between $2,500 - $5,400/month)
  • Increase your marketability after graduation
  • Obtain a Co-operative Education designation on your degree and transcript

Job Board

Apply today to Co-op to access the private job board to apply for positions

Log into MyExperience to start and select Co-op to apply

MyExperience

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How Co-op Works

Discover the different types of co-op, and how they fit into your program

 

How to Apply

Apply for co-op based on the requirements for your program, including graduate studies

 

Co-op FAQs

Commonly-asked questions about co-op and the application process

 

Hear from Co-op students

Learn from their experiences on co-op work terms
 

In the last year, uLethbridge co-op students earned $5.56 million.

Callum gained a unique perspective as a co-op student working within the co-op office