WGST Co-op Option


APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR 2017-18: October 2, 2017

In order to be eligible for entry, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and between 24 and 75 credit hours completed. Applications are available at http://co-op.acadiau.ca/ , or at the Co-op Office located in the basement of Rhodes Hall.

Staff members of the Co-op Office will be holding an open information session on Acadia’s Co-operative Education program in September 2017. All interested students are invited to attend!

Students taking the Co-operative Education Option will do a work term at the end of Year 2 (May-August).  They will then do another co-op work term in the winter semester of their third year of study (January-April). Their final work term will be done at the end of their third year of study (May-August).  One Co-op work term must occur in a Fall or Winter semester as pursuant to the national standards set out by the Canadian Association of Co-operative Education.  A fourth optional work term is available and would be completed at the end of Year 4 (May-August).

Because students will be doing work term #2 during an academic semester, it will typically take students one semester longer to complete their degree: 4.5 years versus 4 years.  Courses required to complete the program will be taken in the extra Fall semester of their fifth year.

Here is a sample of a few recent postings for Co-op placement:

Community Learning Coordinator

Horizons Community Development Associates, Inc.

Program Coordinator

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Sexual Health Promotion and Sexual Violence Prevention

ASU/Student Resource Centre

Summer Student Street Outreach Worker

Boyle Street Community Services

Student Support Worker

Cornerstone Housing for Women

Program Assistant

Laing House