Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Business Co-op Students

Our Bachelor of Business Administration program is multidisciplinary, combining modern business skills with a liberal arts education.

Business Co-op students are ready for positions that utilize their:

  • An understanding of how organizations operate
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Logical thinking
  • Presentation and report writing skills
  • Numeracy and an understanding of how to interpret and use financial data
  • Self-motivation, initiative and effective time management
  • Project and resource management
  • A close understanding of economic fluctuations and other external changes affecting business

Business Co-op students are ready for positions in:

  • Accounting
  • Financial services
  • Human resources management and recruitment
  • Project management
  • Marketing and social media
  • Research and economic development
  • Client services
  • Sales and business development
  • Event coordination
  • Business administration and support

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: RBC, CIBC, GE Capital, BCLC, KPMG, The United Way, Highland Valley Copper, Teck Resources, SAP, and even Disney, to name a few.

The employer partners see the benefits of hiring co-op students because it provides them with the chance to bridge-in talent before they 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:

Normally students are available for 4, 8, or 12 month work terms beginning in May, September, and January each year. The average wage for BBA Co-op students is typically between $14-18 per hour.

For more information, please contact our Business Co-op Coordinator