The Co-operative Education strategy is designed to give students an enriched understanding of the academic program and its transferability to real-world applications. It is a proven strategy to enhance the value of university education while creating better prepared and knowledgeable future managers.

The Bishop’s University Co-op Program has a number of benefits for students. It allows them to:

  • Integrate their studies with work experience
  • Define their career goals
  • Network with professionals
  • Develop marketable skills
  • Earn money while they learn
  • Recognize their strengths and areas for improvement
  • Gain confidence in themselves
  • Gain access to mentors in their field of study
  • Perfect job search and interview skills

A recent study has also shown that 60% of Co-op students will continue working for an employer whom they worked for in a Co-op placement (for more information, see CEWIL), thus making it easier for students to find employment after graduation.

Marie Sauvagnat- Co-op placement at Bombardier in Zurich
Marie Sauvagnat- Co-op placement at Bombardier in Zurich


The Co-op Office is pleased to offer a variety of services exclusively to co-op students. They include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Custom workshops to meet the specific needs of the group, such as:
    • Self-awareness
    • Resume-building
    • Interview Skills
    • Communication and Networking
  • Personal review of resumes and cover letters
  • Individual interview preparation
  • Presentations by industry professionals
  • General career advising