Co-operative Education allows students to enhance their education by acquiring career-related work experience in industry over four work terms before graduation. The program also gives students the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills developed in the classroom in a practical work environment. This innovative educational model benefits both the student and employer.
As a TRU physics co-op student, you will have practical and invaluable career-related work experience, a network of contacts, a better understanding of careers in fields involving physics and the confidence to secure meaningful work upon graduation.
As an employer, you will have access to a pool of highly motivated and skilled potential employees that are ready to contribute to your company's operations. While the organization is promoted to upcoming graduates and employees, it also can cut human resource costs through wage subsidy programs and by having co-op students meet any short-term needs.
Students compete for work terms (placement is not guaranteed) and employers make the hiring decisions. Employers mainly seek students who have relevant education, computer skills and some related experience so students are encouraged to start developing the necessary skills and abilities before and during the program.
TRU offers physics co-op opportunities throughout Western Canada and beyond.