Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Co-op Programs

Co-op - Programs

The Co-op program is available to students in the following programs. Expand the sections for more details on eligible programs.

  • Bachelor of Arts

    The Co-op program is open for Bachelor of Arts students in all majors.

    The current average wage for Arts Co-op jobs is between $12 - $18 per hour.

    Some of our Co-op Partners:

     

    Sample Co-op Job Titles:

    • Assistant Gallery Curator
    • Community Inclusion Worker
    • ECOSmart Team Member
    • Education Counselor
    • Festival Production Assistant
    • Field Operations Program Coordinator
    • Gallery Coordinator
    • Geographical Infromation System Specialist
    • Museum Research Assistant
    • Visistor Information Counselor

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    Eligibility:

    Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.67 and have completed 48 credits before beginning their first work term. Students that complete three work terms (four months each) will achieve a Co-op designation on their transcript.

    If you have any questions regarding the Bachelor of Arts Co-op program please contact the Arts Co-op Coordinator.

  • Bachelor of Business Administration

    The Co-op program is open all Bachelor of Business Administration students.

    The current average wage for BBA Co-op jobs is between $14 - $18 per hour.

    Some of our Co-op partners:

     

    Sample Co-op Job Titles:

    • Account Manager Trainee
    • Business/Financial Analyst
    • Client Service Representative
    • Communications Specialist
    • Community Development Assistant
    • Co-op Staff Accountant
    • Corporate Communications Assistant
    • Finance Department Assistant
    • Human Resources Assistant/Advisor
    • Market Research Analyst
    • Marketing/Public Relations Coordinator
    • Project Management Coordinator
    • Research Assistant

    Eligibility:

    Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.67, and have completed or are enrolled in the following courses before beginning their first work-term: ECON 1900, ECON 1950, MIST 2610, ACCT 2210, ACCT 2250 and ECON 2320. Students that complete three work terms (four months each) will achieve a Co-op designation on their transcript.

    If you have any questions regarding the Bachelor of Business Administration Co-op program please contact the Business Co-op Coordinator.

  • Bachelor of Computing Science

    The Co-op program is open for Bachelor of Computing Science students in all majors, including those in the Computing Science Diploma program.

    The current average wage for Computing Science Co-op jobs is between $15 - $30 per hour.

    Some of our Co-op Partners:

     

    Sample Co-op Job Titles:

    • Applications Developer
    • Agile Developer
    • Compliance Tools Developer
    • Database Administrator
    • Enterprise Analytics
    • QA Tester
    • Reliability Engineering student
    • Software Developer
    • System Analyst
    • Technical Analyst
    • Web Developer

    Eligibility:

    Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.33 and have maintained a term and cumulative GPA of 2.33 in all BSc courses, and have completed COMP 2130 and 2230 prior to their first work-term.

    If you have any questions regarding the Bachelor of Computing Sceince Co-op program, please contact the Computing Science Co-op Coordinator.

  • Bachelor of Science

    The Co-op program is open for Bachelor of Science students in the following majors:

    • Biology
    • Chemical Biology
    • Chemistry/Environmental Chemistry
    • Computing Science
    • Mathematics
    • Physics

    The current average wage for Science Co-op jobs is between $15 - $22 per hour.

    Some of our Co-op Partners

     

    Sample Co-op Job Titles:

    • Accelerator Applications Developer
    • Agronomy summer student
    • Aquatic Technologist
    • Bird Field Assistant
    • Ecological Integrity Technician
    • Field Biologist
    • Forest Technologist
    • Geotechnical Lab co-op
    • Integrated Pest Management student
    • Junior Fish Culture Technician
    • Laboratory Analyst
    • Recoil Mass Spectrometer Researcher
    • Reliability Engineering student
    • Software Engineer
    • Soils Research Assistant

    Eligibility:
    We are looking for students that are highly career motivated and keen to complete multiple work terms. Students that complete three work terms (four months each) will achieve a Co-op designation on their transcript.

    Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA depending on their program:

    • Bachelor of Natural Resource Science: cumulative GPA of 2.33 and first year courses complete
    • Bachelor of Science, Biology Major: cumulative GPA of 2.33, first year courses complete, and will have complete three of BIOL 2160, BIOL 2170, BIOL 2280 and BIOL 2290 before the first work-term
    • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry/Environmental Chemistry Major: cumulative GPA of 2.33, first year courses complete and CHEM 1500/1510 or CHEM 1500/1520, and anticipate completing CHEM 2120/2220 and CHEM 2100/2250 prior to the first work term. For students applying to Co-op in third year, CHEM 3100 and CHEM 3120 or CHEM 3170 must be completed prior to the first work term, and at least one of the following: CHEM 3060, 3070, and 3080, or CHEM 3220, 3230 and 3240, or CHEM 3310, 3320, 3330.
    • Bachelor of Science, Math: cumulative GPA of 2.67 and completed a minimum of 48 credits before biginning their first work-term
    • Bachelor of Science, Physics Major: cumulative GPA of 2.33. 2nd and 3rd year Physics students who have completed or anticipate completing the following courses with a minimum cumulative 2.33 GPA prior to the first work term: PHYS 1100/1200 or 1150/1250, PHYS 2000, PHYS 2200, PHYS 2250, MATH 2110, MATH 2120, MATH 3170. As well, students must complete the following courses with a minimum cumulative 2.33 GPA prior to the first January work term in third year: PHYS 3200, PHYS 3250,and PHYS 3400; OR , PHYS 3090, PHYS 3140 and PHYS 3160. Completion of COMP 1130 or COMP 1520 is highly recommended. Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated background in computers and electronics.

     

    If you have any questions regarding the Bachelor of Science Co-op program, please contact the Science Co-op Coordinator.

  • Bachelor of Natural Resource Science

    The Co-op program is open for all Bachelor of Natural Resource Science students.

    The current average wage for NRS Co-op jobs is between $15 - $22 per hour.

    Some of our Co-op Partners:

     

    Sample Co-op Job Titles:

    • Air Quality Program Specialist
    • Environmental Scientist/Consultant
    • Environmental Compliance Specialist
    • Environmental Protection Specialist
    • Environmental Quality/GIS Analyst
    • Natural Resources Conservation Specialist
    • Policy/Regulation Specialist
    • Pollution Control Specialist
    • Soil Conservationist
    • Water Quality Specialist
    • Wetlands/Watershed Resources Specialist
    • Forest Technologist

     

    Eligibility:
    Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.33 and have completed 30 credits before beginning their first work-term

    If you have any questions regarding the Bachelor of Natural Resource Science Co-op program please contact the NRS Co-op Coordinator.

  • Bachelor of Tourism Management

    The Co-op program is open for Bachelor of Tourism Management students in all majors.

    The current average wage for Tourism Co-op jobs is between $12 - $18 per hour.

    Some of our Co-op Partners:

     

    Sample Co-op Job Titles:

    • Festival Production Assistant
    • Boathouse Attendant
    • Communications/Public Relations co-op
    • Curatorial Assistant
    • Event and Marketing co-op
    • Gallery Coordinator
    • Guest Services Agent
    • Heritage Interpreter
    • Multi-media Journalist
    • Social Media Content Creator
    • Tour Guide

    Eligibility:
    Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.33 and have completed 30 credits before beginning their first work-term

    If you have any questions regarding the Bachelor of Tourism Management Co-op program please contact the Tourism Co-op Coordinator.

  • Engineering Transfer Program

    The Co-op program is open for second year Computer, Electrical or Software Engineering Transfer students and is mandatory for students transferring to the University of Victoria (UVIC).

    The current average wage for Computer, Electrical and Software Engineering Co-op jobs is between $15 - $30 per hour or more depending on the industry.

    Some of our Co-op Partners:

    Sample Co-op Job Titles:

    • Applications Developer
    • Agile Developer
    • Electronics Technician
    • Field Technician
    • Junior Energy Specialist
    • Hardware Test Engineer
    • Product Engineering student
    • Project Coordinator
    • QA Tester
    • Reliability Engineering student
    • Software Developer

     

    Eligibility:

    Students must maintain the minimum GPA required to transfer to UVIC, and must be registered in full-time classes on campus at TRU the semester prior to their work term.  All students must complete COOP 1000 before their first work term.  

    If you have any questions regarding the Engineering Co-op program, please contact the Engineering Co-op Coordinator.

    For more information on the Engineering Transfer Program, please visit Engineering Transfer Program.