Work Experience

Kabir, from Toronto, is an Engineering student who has completed Co-Op placements in Edmonton, Calgary, and Japan.


Gain work experience while you study

Get a leg up in the job market and test drive your potential career. We have co-ops, practicums, and work experience programs in every faculty that can give you relevant work experience and connect you with employers in your field.

Arts Work Experience
Get paid work experience relevant to your career with the Arts Co-op Program or an internship specific to your discipline.

Science Internship Program
Integrate your undergraduate studies with relevant work experience through 4-, 8-, 12-, or 16-month paid internships. 

Engineering Co-op programs
The Co-op program requires five years compared to the traditional four-year program. With the additional time, you gain five four-month work experience terms.

Check the website of your faculty of choice for more options!

Meet Kabir

Meet Kabir, an engineering physics co-op student from Mississauga, Ontario. Kabir won the Loran award, a prestigious scholarship that would have allowed him to attend any of the top 25 schools in Canada.

Kabir's degree allowed him to mix his creativity and analytical skills.

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Find your career

Whether you have a clear career in mind or your career is yet to be invented, the important thing is that you are earning a degree that has prepared you for your future. All of our programs have possible careers listed alongside them, so take a minute to explore your options»

Graduate outcomes


of UAlberta grads surveyed are currently employed

of UAlberta grads have found a career related to their program of study

of grads would recommend the University of Alberta

of grads are satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of their educational experience

of U of A grads found the overall value of the program to match or exceed the financial cost

Source: Alberta Graduate Outcomes Survey (2014 survey of 2012 graduates)