Co-op in Computer Science

Co-operative Education is an academic program that integrates study with paid, discipline-related work experience. Co-op students gain an enriched understanding of their academic program through practical application. In addition they refine their employability skills, gain an understanding of career opportunities in their field, and gain an understanding of the realities of the workplace.

To graduate with the Co-op Option, students complete three 4-month Co-op work terms (with an optional fourth) or a 12- or 16-month internship between their third and fourth years of study. Students that complete three Co-op work terms, or an internship, will receive 3 credit-hours, counting as one elective course for graduation requirements.

Students typically enrol in Co-op at the beginning of their second year of study, but third-year students are also welcome. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required.

All Co-op students attend workshops and receive one-on-one coaching in job preparation skills such as resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, business ethics, and more.

For further details on Co-op, please visit the Co-op website.

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Student Testimonial

tl_files/sites/co-op/resources/Patrick_Drane.jpg"When I entered the Co-op program, I was not 100% sure of what I would get out of it or even if I would stick with it. After my work experiences, I'm glad I did. Not only did my work terms provide me the experience I needed to assist me in finding a job after University, in an environment and role I would enjoy, it helped me to develop my skills, social and technical and to push my boundaries further then I had in the past. I couldn't be happier with my choice to do Co-op."

Patrick Drane
'10 Bachelor of Computer Science with Honours (Co-op Option)

Co-op Work Terms
        - Programmer - Voice Transmittance, Dr. Sajid Hussain, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS
        - WebSphere - Intern Software Developer, QC Analyst, IBM Ottawa (3 terms)
        - Job upon graduation with - T4G Limited, Halifax, NS


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