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Co-op Program Overview for Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management

Program Overview

The co-operative education option in Business Technology Management follows the completion of the first two years of the academic program, and their demonstrated ability to be successful in a competitive job market.

Co-op students are monitored and counselled throughout their academic and employment terms to ensure that employers  receive high quality work form our students and that our students are given meaningful employment that will augment their academics.

By alternating between academic terms and work terms, Co-op students have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in their chosen field of study, earn an income to offset the cost of education, build a network of contacts for future employment and enhance their overall academic experience.

The Co-op CurriculumYear 1 - Semester 1 (Fall)Semester 2 (Winter)Year 2Semester 3 (fall)Semester 4 (winter)Work Term 1 (Summer)Year 3Work Term 2(Fall)Semester 5 (Winter)Work term 3 (summer)Year 4Semester 6 (fall)Work term 4 (winter)Work term 5 (Summer)Year 5Semester 7 (fall)semester 8 (Winter)Graduation

The Co-op Option in the ITM program is a unique opportunity for students to:

  • help finance their education – be less dependent on grants, loans and family; perhaps graduate debt-free
  • not have to work during academic terms to concentrate on their studies and thus obtain higher grades
  • gain marketable experience and skills in work related to their program and intended profession
  • improve prospects for career employment on graduation
  • build a personal contact network – for referrals, recommendations
  • enrich their educational experience – through integrating academic studies with work experience
  • gain maturity and confidence
  • receive the benefit of the “Co-op Dividend” - a higher starting salary in a comparable position from their non co-op peers
Late April: Information Session, Mid-June: Co-op Applications due, Mid-August: Eligibility Assessment & Notification of Eligibility to Stage 2, Early September: Interviews, Mid-September: Admission to co-op status & preparation for "real-world" interviews
Ryerson University Co-op Students' Association
Ryerson University Co-op Students' Association