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University of Guelph Co-op

University of Guelph – Co-operative Education Overview & Benefits to Employers

  • Employers can hire students from over 50 co-op majors, including science and engineering programs like Microbiology, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Biological & Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biomedical Toxicology, and Biomedical Engineering, along with various Business, Computing, and Arts programs
  • Students are available year-round for 4, 8 or 12-month co-op terms (program specific)
  • Students begin their first co-op term after completing at least three academic terms, mastering the core competencies needed to integrate successfully into the workplace.
  • The U of G Employment Services Team is available to assist youwith your job posting, scheduling interviews, and extending offers.
  • Efficient, streamlined hiring process, which features a standard two business day job posting period, and the ability to extend job offers to the preferred candidate(s) immediately following the interview. Students respond to offers within two business days. No waiting or fees. Post, interview, HIRE!
  • Co-op terms which include student goal setting, work term visits from co-op coordinators, work term report submissions to faculty members and a final performance evaluation. Work term report and performance grades are recorded on students’ official transcripts.
  • Students are required to complete COOP*1100, a mandatory one semester course that prepares co-op students for their job search and co-op terms.
  • Your organization may benefit from a variety of recruitment funding opportunities, including the Ontario Co-op Tax credit and the government-funded Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), available to qualifying employers and students -more details can be viewed here.

Hiring a U of G co-op student is an affordable and effective way to attract young talent, while adding fresh perspectives and specialties to your organization. Click here to post your jobs now.

If you are considering hiring a student, but would like more information, please contact U of G to discuss potential options.


Andrew Kramer, Co-op Coordinator

Co-operative Education, University of Guelph

(519) 212-0517


Lindsay Peddle, Co-op Coordinator

Co-operative Education, University of Guelph