Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Arts Co-op Students

Arts Co-op Students

Students who have participated in the Bachelor of Arts co-op program have found it to be a transformative experience that provides insight into career options that they did not think were possible, and helped them to get needed experience in a professional workplace.

Arts co-op students are ready for positions that utilize their:

  • Analytical abilities
  • Research knowledge
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Perspectives on the world and its various cultures
  • Understanding of how humanity thinks, feels and acts
  • Awareness of how the past shapes our present and our future

Arts Co-op students are ready for positions in:

  • Communications
  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Government
  • International Development
  • Multimedia
  • Non-government and Non-profit
  • Research
  • Business and Industry
  • Advocacy and Labour Unions
  • Protective Services
  • Finance
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Law Enforcement
  • Marketing
  • Social Services
  • Arts and Culture
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing
  • Writing

Our Co-op Education Partners:

We have had great success with our co-op program and many local and regional employers are partners in the education of our co-op students. We work with companies and organizations such as: Kamloops Art Gallery, Parks Canada, Tourism Kamloops, Thompson Nicola Regional District, The United Way, and Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association with many more partnerships being developed.

The employer partners see the benefits of hiring co-op students because it provides them with the chance to bridge-in talent before students graduate, to brand themselves as an employer of choice, to get short-term support for special projects, and to build additional relationships with the university.

Student Availability:

Typically students are available for 4, 8 and 12 month work terms beginning in May, September and January each year. The current average wage range for Arts Co-op jobs is $12 - $18 per hour.

For more information please contact the Arts Co-op Coordinator.