An investment that works

By hiring a CO-OP student from the University of Ottawa, you are investing in a winning combination! You get a motivated and enthusiastic employee while giving a student the chance to put their 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 foundation 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

Before being placed in their first work-term experience, Marketing CO-OP students have acquired sills for strategic planning and the solving of complex problems involving financial, economic, human and technological issues. They have explored the various aspects of management in a range of courses including generalist methods.


At the same time, they develop solid qualities of leadership, critical thinking and the ability to work well as a member of a team. This training means that interns are prepared to integrate your work environment quickly and to become productive members of your team in no time.


Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - by default, all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Study
4Work 3StudyWork 4

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

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Work 3
4Work 4Study-
Examples of tasks at work
  • Creating PowerPoint presentations
  • Designing and realizing communications and public relations campaigns
  • Designing surveys and analyzing results
  • Developing promotional materials
  • Market analysis
  • Organizing special events
  • Promotion of products and events
Student salaries
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