Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Co-op Option

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.

At TRU, students enter co-op at various points in their education depending on program requirements. While the summer semester is the most common time to complete work-terms, students are required to complete work-terms in the fall and/or winter semesters to fulfill their co-op designation. Co-op work-terms in the fall and winter semester provides students with additional experience they would not normally receive during the summer.

Note: To achieve the co-op designation, students must complete a minimum number of work terms in their degree or diploma. Students in a four-year degree program must complete a minimum of three work-terms, while students in a two-year diploma program must complete a minimum of two work-terms in order to receive their co-op designation.”