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Define Your Future

The Co-op program at the Ted Rogers School of Management is a unique and industry-based model that bridges the gap between academic theory and relevant real world experience. 

You Do the Math

The math works - figure out how much you can earn by participating in the Co-op program. Your Co-op fee is an investment in your future.

(Find the answer at the bottom of the page)

$8,960 income per term x 4 terms per student - $3,500 cost of co-op =?

5 Reasons to Consider Co-op

1) It's an investment that pays off

You will gain up to 20 months (almost 2 years) of industry experience before you even graduate – and you'll get paid for it! Co-op students also gain an edge when searching for jobs after graduation, thanks to their real industry work experience. 90% of our Co-op students receive job offers before they even graduate.

2) Prepare yourself to become a leader

You'll work with industry leaders and learn what qualities you'll need to become a leader yourself. You can also take advantage of multiple work terms to experience employment in various industries or sectors like government, public, private, not-for-profit.

3) Graduate with the tools to advance your career

You'll participate in our unique prep programs before your first Co-op term. Throughout your time in Co-op, we'll help you further develop your skills. Our Co-op Coordinators can also help you develop important job search strategies that you can continue to use after you graduate.

4) Expand your network

Connect with current and former Co-op students and alumni who are looking to hire more TRSM and Ryerson Co-op students. Get involved in case competitions, coffee chats and mentoring, learn how to leverage social media for networking and more. Participate in employer-focused events such as 1-on-1 mock interviews, industry dinners and industry galas. Join employers to learn about their companies, why they recruit Co-op students, and where you might fit within an organization.

5) Test out career paths before you decide on your passion

As a Co-op student, you'll complete up to five work terms, allowing you to gain experience in different industries, sectors and roles. As you progress through your Co-op terms, your levels of responsibility will increase and your career objectives might expand. Co-op gives you a chance to test whether your chosen career path aligns with your passion.


More often referred to as an investment in your future, the Co-op fee  of $3,500.00, is paid in installments over multiple years.

The fee covers the costs of maintaining and operating the Co-op program, including: 

  • participation in our industry-leading Co-op Prep Program including excel certification, and live actor industry simulations;
  • Peer Mentorship program- students are matched with senior Co-op students;
  • a dedicated Co-op Coordinator offering 1:1 coaching 
  • access to Bootcamps - teaching technical skills that are in demand 
  • participation in a one-day Co-op Symposium
  • personality profiles and sel- assessment tools
  • access to employers and jobs supported by a dedicated by employment outreach team 
  • in-person site visits during Co-op work terms 

In order to graduate with a Co-op designation, you are required to complete the minimum required work terms by alternating between academic terms and work terms. This will extend your undergraduate studies to 4.5–5 years.

TRSM students applying to Co-op will use the Ryerson Co-op portal.

All TRSM programs start the Co-op application process in the Spring with a deadline of June 1st. Depending on your program of study, you will apply either at the end of your 1st year or at the end of your 2nd year. Please refer to your respective program for more details.

Your application to Co-op will include a cover letter, resume, academic transcript, and on-line interview.

TRSM Co-op students work with some of the most successful companies and organizations in the world. Student employment depends on the student's chosen sector or educational specialization. Some sectors include Government, Financial & Insurance, Technology & Communication, Health Care, Education, Professional Services, Public Utilities and Production.

$32340, the net amount you earn for doing co-op

Student Profiles

$36,000 average co-op income
95% placement rate
16+ months of work experience
12 programs offering co-op
2,500 average hours of employment