Concordia co-op students are looking for work this summer in
their field of study and maybe you can help.
Christine Webb, director of the universitys Institute for Cooperative
Education, says that with the recent downturn in the economy, it is becoming
more difficult to place these diversely talented, highly motivated students.
This is especially true of the students facing their first of four work
About 178 of the 400 students available for the summer term remain to
be placed and must find program-relevant employment by mid-May. Webb is
appealing to potential employers across campus and beyond.
These bright students are carefully chosen from among a pool of applicants,
and can tackle a wide range of assignments, including complex tasks that
might otherwise require expensive contracts. Co-op students can also help
with research, statistical analysis, increased workloads, and during vacation
Part of the problem is that Concordias co-op program is still
not well known to employers, Webb said. But among those in business
and industry who do know about it, its a popular source of enthusiastic
employees, some of whom go on to permanent jobs with their co-op employers
The co-op concept is ideal for the student who wants to get their foot
in the employment door from almost the start of their university studies.
They alternate terms of study with terms of work, and the Co-op Institute
supports them throughout, lining up their work terms and trouble-shooting
Concordia co-op students are looking for work terms this summer in the
following areas: Computer engineering; Computer science; Economics; Electrical
engineering; Finance; Human resource management; Management information
systems; Marketing; Mechanical engineering; Pure and applied mathematics;
Software engineering; and Statistics.
You can contact the Institute for Co-operative Education at 848-3950.