"Participating in the co-op program at Laurier has truly provided me with invaluable experience. In the classroom you learn what to say or do; in the workplace you learn how to say or do it. Theory and practice can be significantly different and it was through Laurier's co-op program that I was able to take what I had learned in the classroom and apply it to real-world situations. Employers are always looking to find candidates that stand out from the crowd, and Laurier's co-op program gives students that competitive advantage."
"At the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, I applied my quantitative skills to perform research, provide key performance indicators, conduct system-wide data analysis, complete budget and enrolment forecasting and construct a relational database. The work provided me with new skills and a more mature perspective of data analysis."
"Having exposure to top tier organizations allowed me to hit the ground running. Since graduation, I have been promoted to a new role with increased responsibility - all from an opportunity made possible by Laurier co-op."
“At GE Capital, I completed credit reports for companies needing financing and was able to pitch the deals to credit managers for approval. Although I experienced a steep learning curve, I enjoyed the challenges of the job very much. “
“Both my co-op positions at Imperial Oil and PwC Canada were extraordinary. I worked on 14 client engagements, reporting to the management teams of the top 100 firms in North America in my first work term!”
"The practical experience I gained from my work terms, combined with the theoretical knowledge I learned during the integrated core provided me with the necessary tools to succeed professionally, giving me the leg up on the competition."