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Program benefits

The benefits of participating in the Graduate Co-op include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Simultaneously gain professional experience, while completing your academic studies\research without adding time to your degree length
  • Build your professional network prior to the completion of your academic journey through employer and specialized workshops, site visits & networking events
  • Earn academic recognition on your transcript for completing work experience in your field of study
  • Access numerous internship opportunities not available publically, sourced specifically to your academic profile
  • Gain access to professional tools and resources only available to students enrolled in the Institute for Co-operative Education
  • International students accepted into the program will not only receive a special work permit in order to complete their internship, but also get valuable experience in the Canadian labour market

Internship criteria

As with all internships, it must be:

  • Paid
  • Minimum 35 hours per week
  • Between 12 to 17 weeks 
  • Start in either September, January or May
  • Relevant to student’s program of study

Eligibility

Students:

  • Admission to the Institute is a competitive process, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee entrance into the Institute's programs.
  • Must have a minimum current GPA of 3.3
  • Must be registered in a Concordia University graduate academic program which has a Graduate Co-op program:
  • Faculty of Arts and Science
    • Economics
  • John Molson School of Business
    • MBA
  • Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science

Policies

Students: 

  •  Students must be physically located in Montreal in the semester prior to their internship in order to attend interviews with employers (e.g.: you cannot be on exchange or travel).
  •  The Institute will fully support your internship search, but participants are ultimately responsible to do all the steps for securing an internship. 

  •  Students are responsible for paying Institute fees.
  •  Students must liaise with their Co-op Academic Director to ensure that their study program sequence aligns with their internship schedule.

  • Cannot rescind an accepted internship offer. A student that rescinds an accepted offer will be immediately withdrawn.
  • May complete 1 internship only (12 -17 weeks).
  • Must complete all training, academic, reflective learning and Institute requirements as directed.
  • Must return to their studies after the internship, must have at least 3 credits remaining in their program after their internship students cannot graduate on an internship.
  • May take one course during their internship with written permission of their employer; the course must not interfere with their internship.
  • Who are not proficient in French must be willing to do an internship in regions where French proficiency is not required.

How to apply

Application Process:

·      Econ MA students must contact the Co-op Academic Director Prof. Christian Sigouin and consult the ECON MA Co-op webpages directly

·      All other Grad Co-op Programs apply directly online through this website by the September 15th application deadline. The applications will go live only in September.


Get more info

Prospective students can email questions to coopinstitute@concordia.ca

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