Cooperative Education

Hands-on experience in the field of your choice

Our cooperative (co-op) education programs provide students an opportunity to apply classroom learning in a professional work place. Students alternate semesters of academic study with semesters of full-time, paid employment in positions related to their discipline/career interests.

Explore co-op programs at Dalhousie:

Why choose co-op?

By combining classroom study with hands-on experience, students gain the skills necessary to become knowledgeable professionals in their field of study. Through co-op, students have an opportunity to:

  • apply classroom theory to a practical environment
  • learn from experts in the field
  • uncover strengths, interests and career goals
  • earn a paycheque
  • develop a network of professional contacts
  • gain real-world experience
  • apply confidently for employment upon graduation

Placement opportunities extend beyond the limits of Halifax; students may seek a co-op placement anywhere in Canada or around the world