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 Communication have been given interdisciplinary training in organizational communications and media, which allows them to develop their synthesis and critical thinking skills.
This training means interns will integrate quickly into your work environment, becoming a productive member of your team in no time. They are ready to take up positions in the public service, private enterprise and the not-for-profit sector.
Sequence 1 - all students follow this sequence
|Year of Study||Fall||Winter||Summer|
|4||Work 3||Study||Work 4|
Examples of tasks at work
- Analyzing media coverage
- Designing, realizing and implementing communication and public relations campaigns
- Designing promotional materials for the media and the public
- Designing public opinion surveys
- Designing web pages
- Drafting articles and backgrounders
- Event promotions
- Helping to create scripts for radio and television
- Organizing conferences and special events
- Writing strategic communication plans