Depending on the industry you are likely either familiar with co-operative education or internships.
For those who may feel unsure as to which type of opportunity they would like to offer a TWU student the following are a few ways to differentiate between the two options.
- Full-time paid employment
- Usually for 4 months at a time (e.g. spring, summer or fall)
- Some employers require two 4 month work terms back-to-back
- Co-op placements are based on a student's field of study allowing them to put into practice what they are learning in the classroom.
- Students are part of the Co-op Program here at TWU and must complete a minimum of 3 work terms with a maximum of 5 being possible. After completion they receive a notation on their transcript.
Employers interested in posting a co-op job for the first time are asked to read over the "Co-operative Education - Supervisor's Handbook" and contact the Career Experience Office to set-up a proper partnership. To contact either call (604) 513-2017 or email email@example.com
- A part-time work experience for students that is either unpaid and for course credit or paid and not for course credit.
- Work hours for internships are likely to be more flexible and may only total a few hours a week depending on the employer's need, the student's course schedule, etc. For unpaid internships students must complete between 150 to 300 hours of work related experience.
- Students interested in an internship are likely either taking a full course load or are taking courses part-time.
- The work experience should be in some way related to a student's field of study.
Employers interested in learning more about internships are welcome to call the Career Experience Office (604) 513-2017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org