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Co-operative Education

Co-operative Education

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Now accepting Co-op Applications for Summer 2021. Deadline to apply is Mon March 15th, 2021. Applications submitted AFTER this date will be considered for Fall 2021. Click here for application instructions and entrance requirements.

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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Mar 10, 2021 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

This panel workshop will prepare students attending the Virtual Career Day 2021 on what hiring managers from the organizations participating in the Virtual Career Day 2021 are expecting out of

Mar 16, 2021 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Learn tips and tricks on how to effectively write and build your resume and cover letter! Please note: A recorded resume and cover letter webinar will be played followed by a live Q&A.

Mar 23, 2021 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

The 3 bones you need to strengthen to be a networking star! 



Mar 24, 2021 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM


Sep 22 / 2020

Co-operative Education Information Sessions ONLINE!

Thinking of joining Co-op and want to learn more? Register for a Co-op Info Session to learn how Co-op can...

Jan 10 / 2020
Co-op Info Session

Thinking of joining Co-op and want to learn more? Register for a “Co-op Info Session” to determine how Co-op can enhance your educational experience and prepare you for a rewarding...

Jul 16 / 2019

Are you interested in working on-campus and gaining valuable experiences while in school? The Work Study Program offers part-time...