Get a head start on your career!
Get real-world experience while completing your degree through co-operative education (co-op). Co-op is available in all Bachelor of Commerce concentrations.
Co-op allows you to:
- Graduate with 12 months of business-related work experience.
- Test drive different career options and organizations.
- Develop marketable skills.
- Gain valuable references and a network of future contacts.
- Learn from a number of mentors and tutors.
- Learn how to find work in a competitive job market.
- Earn money to offset student debt.
Sprott co-op students benefit from Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital – with access to numerous accounting firms, federal government departments and agencies, a strong technology sector and private companies. Many Sprott co-op students are hired by their employer before graduation.
As a co-op student, you’ll alternate study terms with four or eight month work terms, which begin the summer after second year. Typically, an additional one to two academic terms is required to complete your degree.
You can apply to co-op directly from high school or during first year. To be eligible for co-op, you must maintain a B average or better and be registered full-time in the term before you start a placement.
Learn more about co-operative education by visiting Carleton’s Co-op Services website.
Sprott students share their co-op experiences
- Video: Mark Featherstonhaugh (4th year Information Systems)
- Dennis Weatherdon (3rd year Accounting) – Read “From Haiti to Nunavut: Adventures in Co-op”
- Chris Bailey (4th year Management) is Carleton’s 2011-12 Co-op Student of the Year!