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Co-operative Education

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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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Events

Sep 29, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Looking for a typical 9-to-5 job with a boss who’ll tell you exactly what to do? Keep looking. This company isn’t for you.

Sep 30, 2020 - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
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Thinking of joining Co-op and want to learn more?

Oct 7, 2020 - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
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Thinking of joining Co-op and want to learn more?

Oct 28, 2020 - 12:00 PM to Oct 29, 2020 - 3:00 PM
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News

Sep 22 / 2020
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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
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Are you interested in working on-campus and gaining valuable experiences while in school? The Work Study Program offers part-time...