Co-op in Environmental Geoscience

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/Luke_Marshall_IOC.jpg"The value of my experiences is very high. After all, experience means everything when job prospecting. Before I went, I did not know what to expect and learned that it is often better to have no expectations. I made many new friends and considerable amount of money. The experience gave me a new insight into the mining industry."

Luke Marshall
'11 BSc Honours in Environmental Geoscience (Co-op Option)

Co-op Work Terms
        - Iron Ore Company of Canada, Rio Tinto in Labrador City, NFLD and Labrador (12 month internship), Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador