Co-op in Mathematics & Statistics

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.

Visit the Mathematics & Statistics Department.

Student Testimonial

tl_files/sites/co-op/resources/Weiwei_Wang.jpg"As an international student, joining the Acadia Co-op program was one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself. It not only provided me with the opportunity to experience the Canadian culture outside of school, but also helped me develop working knowledge and skills. It made me realize how important it is to start building relationships with employers in university because it will make a huge difference in obtaining a long-term career upon graduation. Finally, through various training and full-time employments, I learned a great deal and built confidence in living and pursuing my passion in a foreign country."

Weiwei 'Vivi' Wang
'10
BSc Math & Statistics with Business Administration (Co-op Option)

Co-op Work Terms
        - Data Analyst, Environment Canada, Gatineau, QC
        - Accountant, J.D. Irving Limited, Saint John, NB
        - Research Assistant, Dr. Hugh Chipman, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS

Graduate job - Deloitte - Halifax