"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."
Andrea Allen, Master of Business Administration, Class of 2013
"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."
James Pyett, Master of Arts in Business Economics, Class of 2013
"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."
Ryan MacNeil, Master of Business Administration, Class of 2011
National Shelf Manager, PepsiCo Beverages Company
“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. “
Jessica Pavan, MBA co-op, Class of 2011
“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!”
Ronald Bell, MBA co-op, Class of 2009
"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."
David Mann, Master of Business Administration, Class of 2008
Analyst, Gluskin Sheff + Associates