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In a cooperative learning program—("Co-op")—the work you do in the classroom is combined with practical learning opportunities outside the classroom. Depending on your area of specialization and authorization, you can complete up to three 6-month Co-op periods during your study. You work with professionals in your chosen field and have the opportunity to immediately apply techniques learned in the classroom to real-world situations. You'll get paid while you learn, and have a head start on your career when you graduate.

Today, you have the opportunity to work at more than 2,000 locations arround the world including global nstitutions in business, , Engineering &technology, Media, the arts and public service. Companies like Fuji, Google, MTV ,and UBS have all received students in the past .Students may also propose their own Co-op position in anywhere in the world..

TThe Canadian European Academy’s cooperative education program supports students from the time they arrive on campus. Co-op starts with a co-op preparation course, which prepares you by improving your job search skills, résumé writing and interviewing techniques. In addition, we provide students with tools and tips on how to conduct themselves in a professional manner, with advice on everything from what to wear, to what questions to expect and what questions to ask during an interview.

Prior to your first co-op period, you’ll meet with your co-op coordinator, who will help you sort through the available placements available in your area of interest. This way you can apply for the options that suit you best. While you are working at your co-op, your coordinator will continue to provide support and advice as needed, and he or she will also work with you to integrate your on-the-job experience into your course work.

Co-op Connections, part of the Office of Residential Life, helps students navigate the logistics of co-op. Each time you return to classes from co-op, you’ll participate in activities including: seminars, faculty conferences, writing assignments, and/or formal presentations to help you process what you have learned. You’ll share the knowledge you gained from your placement in classroom discussions with your fellow students. 

This process culminates in the senior capstone course. This course allows students to have the opportunity to reflect on how their overall experience of the placement applied to their classroom studies.

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