What is Co-op?

The Arts Co-op Program offers students enriched educational experiences for personal and professional growth. The Program works with a diverse range of community partners and sectors to provide transformative workplace learning for co-op students.

Co-op is a high-impact educational program that allows students to alternate academic terms with paid, relevant work experience. The History PhD Co-op Program allows students to explore different career options, while gaining paid, professional work experience and a network of contacts. Co-op students get in-depth exposure to a particular workplace, as well as to a range of tasks related generally to their field of study. Students complete 3 work terms of 4 months each, over the 2-3 years after achieving candidacy.