Student Co-op Jobs

What Type of Co-op Jobs are Available to Students?

History students have proven to be adaptable, nimble employees qualified to work in a variety of positions, as seen in the list below of jobs currently held by our co-op students. Students who take the Arts & Business plan with an Honours History major often obtain the jobs listed in business, such as Business Analyst.

Jobs our co-op students have

Historians as Researchers

  • Research Assistant, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
  • Research Assistant, University of Waterloo 
  • Research Assistant, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development 
  • Junior Research Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation
  • Junior Research Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation
  • Archives Assistant, Corporation of the County of Simcoe

Historians as Analysts

  • Junior Analyst, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
  • Junior Policy Analyst, Ontario Ministry of Education 
  • Proposal Assistant, Open Text Corporation 
  • Security Analyst, Public Safety Canada 
  • Special Projects Analyst, University of Waterloo 
  • Junior Policy Analyst, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Junior Compliance Analyst, Indigenous Services Canada

Historians as Communicators

  • Franklin Templeton Investments, Public Relations 
  • Communications Officer - Publications, Scotiabank
  • Intern Co-ordinator, APEX Public Relations Inc.
  • Human Resources Intern, Options Consulting Solutions
  • Guest Services Staff, Waterloo Region Museum
  • Customer Service, Paddlecore
  • Customer Service, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
  • Events Assistant, University of Waterloo
  • Customer Communication Associate, Clearpath Robotics Inc.
  • Interpreter, Waterloo Regional Museum

Historians as Information Managers

  • Project Co-ordinator, Crawford and Company
  • Junior Project Co-ordinator, eHealth Ontario
  • Dragon Boat Co-ordinator, Paddlecore
  • CPA Student Co-ordinator, University of Waterloo
  • Leasing Administrative Assistant, Domus Student Housing Inc.
  • RFP Co-ordinator, Sandvine Incorporated
  • Co-op Services Associate, University of Waterloo
  • Technical Support Representative, University of Waterloo  
  • Sector Advisor – Automotive Industry Branch, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
  • Records Management – Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Historians as Educators

  • English Tutor, Sheridan College
  • Historical Teacher/Interpreter, Waterloo Region Museum
  • Outdoor Education Intern, Toronto District School Board

Historians in Business

(note: The majority of students who obtained these jobs in business graduated through the Arts & Business plan with an Honours History major , rather than an Honours History major alone)

  • Director of Sales, Power TakeOff
  • Marketing Administrator, Rogers New Ventures
  • Marketing Services Assistant, PEER Group Inc. 
  • Business Development Analyst, Brevitas Consulting Inc.
  • Business Support Clerk, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
  • Business Manager, Advantage House Painters Inc.
  • Marketing Assistant, TunnelBear Inc.
  • Business Support Analyst, Bank of Montreal
  • Marketing and Business Development Co-ordinator, Historical Branding Solutions
  • Sales Executive, Target Directories Corporation
  • Marketing Intern, Viral Nation
  • IT Business Analyst, Sun Life Financial
  • Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation

For more information and real-world examples of what you can do with a history degree, check out our Historians in the Workplace page.