Earth Sciences

An investment that works

By hiring a CO-OP student from the University of Ottawa, you invest in a winning combination! You get a motivated and enthusiastic employee while giving a student the chance to put his or her academic training to the test. The University of Ottawa is the place to recruit CO-OP students!

Only the top students are admitted to the program. Each one has achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 6 out of 10 (a B average). Students begin their first work term after two complete years of study giving them a strong academic background to help them succeed on the job. Students are available year-round.You may choose French-speaking, English-speaking or bilingual students. The sequence of work and study terms is shown below.

Skills that are in demand

By the time they begin their first work term, CO-OP students in Geology have successfully completed courses in

  • Mineralogy
  • Petrology
  • Paleontology
  • Structural geology
  • Sedimentary systems
  • Hydrogeology
  • Climate change
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Computational geology

 

This training means interns will integrate quickly into your work environment, becoming a productive member of your team in no time.

 

Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - by default, all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudy-
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Work 3
4StudyStudyWork 4
5Study--

Sequence 2 - available to students hired for 12-month terms with the same company

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudy-
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Work 3
4Work 4Study-
5StudyStudy-
Examples of tasks at work
  • Assisting with geophysical and drilling programs
  • Collecting field samples
  • Collecting geological data
  • Geological mapping
  • Lab processing of geological samples
  • Using geological specimens
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