Co-operative education integrates academic studies with career-related work experience with relevant companies and agencies. Co-operative education gives students the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience, to earn competitive salaries that partially offset the cost of their education, and to help clarify career objectives. The co-op experience serves to enhance opportunities for full-time employment upon graduation.
The Office of Co-operative Education assists students in finding appropriate co-op work experiences by seeking and forming relationships with potential employers; preparing students for the job search and career planning process; managing the co-op employment process to help as many students find work as possible; monitoring students and employers during work terms; and assisting in the development of co-op programs at Ryerson.
All work terms are graded on a pass/fail basis.