Cooperative Education Program

Bachelor of Commerce Co-op Students are available for 4, 8, or 12 month work terms  starting either January, May, or September. Employers often hire Co-op students to assist with specific projects, fill a term position, and/or identify talent who can convert into a full-time position after graduation.

More information about the Business Co-op Program can be found here.

What Can Co-op Students Do?

BCom students have a broad range of business skills, making them qualified for roles in areas such as:

  • Accounting: Corporate Accounting, Financial Reporting, Audit/Assurance Tax
  • Finance: Capital Markets, Treasury, Financial Analysis, Credit/Risk, Commercial Banking, Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Marketing Coordination and Research, Communications, Sales Support
  • Recruitment, HR Generalist
  • Data Analysis, Project Management, Operations/Supply Chain
  • Consulting, Research, Economic Research and Analysis

What are the Requirements for a Co-op Placement?

The Alberta School of Business Cooperative Education Program is an accredited program through Cooperative Education and Work-Integrated Learning of Canada. The requirements for a Co-op placement are:

  • Job duties are business-related
  • Work terms must be at least 13 weeks of full time work
  • Positions are paid
  • Students have a dedicated mentor
  • Host on-site visits and evaluation

What are the Expectations of a Co-op Supervisor?

Students on a Co-op Placement should be assigned a dedicated supervisor who mentors the student. The supervisor needs to assist the student with setting learning objectives at the start of the placement, have a brief meeting with the student’s Co-op Coordinator midway through the placement, and complete a written evaluation form at the end of the placement.

How to Hire a Co-op Student

Recruitment for Co-op Students is ongoing throughout the year, with students available to start work in January, May, or September.

Employers can post jobs online through CareerConnect . Our process is flexible, allowing employers to contact students directly to arrange interviews and extend offers.

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