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 Environmental Studies have been trained in geography, biology, physics, chemistry, law, economics, history, mathematics, political science, sociology and philosophy.
This basic grounding in 11 disciplines, acquired in a bilingual environment, explains why this program is unique in Canada. It means interns will integrate quickly into your work environment, becoming a productive member of your team in no time.
Sequence 1 - all students follow this sequence
|Year of Study||Fall||Winter||Summer|
|4||Work 3||Study||Work 4|
Examples of tasks at work
- Environmental audits
- Environmental communication
- Environmental landscape design
- Environmental site assessment
- Land use planning
- Permits, bylaws and environmental standards
- Public policy on the environment
- Risk analysis
- Socio-environmental relations
- Waste and solid waste management