Mathematics and Economics

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 Mathematics- Economics have successfully completed courses in

  • Micro- and macro-economic theory
  • Probability and statistics
  • Econometrics
  • Differential and integral calculus, linear algebra
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • Algebraic structures
  • Logic
  • Discrete mathematics

 

At the same time, they develop independence as well as skills in critical thinking and synthesis, research, writing, communication, organization, statistical analysis and problem-solving. This training means interns will integrate quickly into your work environment, becoming a productive member of your team in no time.

 

Work/Study sequences

Default Sequence

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

Option 2

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

Option 3

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudy-
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyStudyWork 2
4Work 3StudyWork 4
5Study--
Examples of tasks at work
  • Analyzing domestic and international policy
  • Assessing policy positions and strategies
  • Data analysis
  • Decoding economic funding formulas
  • Detecting complex patterns
  • Developing statistical models
  • Doing statistical, cost-benefit and trend analyses
  • Interpreting statistical data
  • Planning and applying economic research
  • Preparing economic forecasts
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