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Co-op

Economics co-operative programs

Honours economics students may pursue co-operative education in one of two ways.

Honours Arts - economics departmental co-op Honours Arts and Business - co-op
  • Choose your major toward the end of your first year
  • Five paid work terms
  • Work terms alternate with academic terms on a four-month rotation.
  • Five paid work terms
  • Work terms alternate with academic terms on a four-month rotation
  • Option to pursue an international trade or digital arts communication specialization

Why choose co-op?

There are many advantages to choosing co-op, including:

  • up to two years of paid employment experience
  • earning money to help finance your education
  • exploring different jobs in a variety of settings
  • career networking opportunities
  • skills development in areas such as written and verbal communications, computer proficiency, problem-solving, teamwork and organization 

Co-op positions for economics students

Economics students have found co-op employment in various public and private sector organizations. Example co-op positions include:

Position Employer
Integrated Business Team Member Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Research Analyst Ontario Ministry of Finance
Operations Program Manager Microsoft Canada
Junior QA Analyst The Globe and Mail
Finance Team Member Bell Canada
Business Analyst Manulife Financial

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Daniel Pell - current student

Honours Economics, Co-op
Co-op position: Intern Analyst in the Property Insurance Department, Ariel Re (Bermuda) Ltd.

The UWaterloo co-op program, and the Professional Development courses associated with it, have given me a fantastic platform from which I can initiate my career in the reinsurance industry. The resources offered, such as resume critiques and mock interviews, have given me the necessary foundation to succeed in applications. The Professional Development courses ready you for any scenario you may come across in the work place. From the invaluable experiences I have received in the co-op program at the UWaterloo I plan to graduate with a job in my chosen field.

Daniel Pell

 
 

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