Why Hire Co-op Students from Laurier?


If you would like to hire a co-op student, please send a job description to lauriercoop@wlu.ca or post your job online or call 519.884.0710 extension 4484.

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What is Co-op?

Co-operative education, a form of work-integrated learning, is a model of education that integrates and alternates a student's academic learning with workplace learning in fields relevant to the student's academic and personal goals.

The Co-op Office approves full-time jobs that will provide students with the opportunity to learn while performing productive work. Employers supervise co-op students and evaluate their performance, and co-op co-ordinators monitor students' progress on the job. Students are paid by their employers.

Why employers choose co-op students from Laurier:

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  • Our commitment to personal, responsive service.
  • Our bright, versatile and motivated students.
  • Laurier's strong programs and the academic achievement of its students.
  • Students in Arts, Business, Economics, Science and some graduate programs compete for admission to co-op, and are selected on the basis of their grades, work experience, volunteer and extracurricular activities and performance in an interview.
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Employers hire co-op students to:

  • Meet short-term hiring needs cost-effectively.
  • Manage special projects.
  • Evaluate their potential for employment after graduation.
  • Enhance the profile of their organization.
  • Gain a fresh perspective.

Service to employers

  • We post job descriptions promptly.
  • We provide access to applications online.
  • We schedule interviews and provide comfortable interview rooms on campus.
  • Our commitment to high-quality service continues after hiring; we monitor the satisfaction level of all participants.

Employer Testimonials

Laurier has a reputation for developing the best and brightest students. Co-op students bring a valuable resource in helping our teams to manage large projects and immediate deadlines. Co-op students bring enthusiasm to our business, and help staff to consider innovative ideas. They are a good fit with our professional culture at Sun Life."
Chris Jones, Director, Student Programs, Sun Life Financial

Please follow this link for more employer testimonials.

We welcome you to conduct interviews in the Co-op Centre on the second floor of 192 King Street North in Waterloo. Please follow this link for directions to our office.

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