CO-OP VIRTUAL DROP-INS: Thursdays (12PM - 1PM PT)
Get your Co-op questions answered! Every Thursday, from 12pm-1pm, a representative from Co-op will be available to answer any questions you may have about the program.
Welcome to Co-operative Education!
KPU is about experiential learning—where thought meets action. Apply for a Co-op program to alternate between study and paid work semesters, using your course knowledge and skills on the job. KPU Co-operative Education programs have received accreditation from Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning (CEWIL)*. This accreditation provides national recognition and an affirmation that our Co-op programs comply with standards and guidelines. Maintaining accreditation criteria helps build quality into existing Co-op programs and provides a benchmark for setting up new Co-op programs.
The Career Development Centre on the Surrey campus collaborates with successful businesses to create exciting work experiences for you in your field of choice. Not only will you earn a competitive wage and gain practical experience, you’ll be able to explore various roles within your chosen industry. Co-operative education options are currently available in a variety of programs—from accounting and criminology to entrepreneurial leadership and environmental protection. You’ll also hone the much sought-after “soft skills,” networking, and job search techniques that will help you land your dream position. Register for an info session to find out more.
Watch a recent Co-op student’s testimony about his experience in the Co-op program and how it helped him to hone "soft" skills that are much sought-after by employers.
The Career Development Centre is located in the Surrey Main room 136. Please click here for the location map.
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*During the accreditation renewal period, KPU will seek accreditation for the following Co-op programs: Computer Aided Design and Drafting Diploma, Public Relations Diploma, Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Health Science.