Co-op in Economics

In Economics, having work experience upon graduation provides a distinct competitive advantage. Applying knowledge and skills learned in the classroom, students gain hands-on experience in their discipline. Co-op helps students determine their strengths and interests while exploring different work environments and test-driving potential careers. Employers from across Canada hire Co-op students to work on special projects and assist during peak periods while often evaluating them for future hire.

Co-op requires three work terms, two of which normally take place in the spring/summer and one is conducted during the regular academic year which means that graduation is usually delayed for one term. Students receive pay to offset costs during a co-op work term. Upon successful completion of the three work terms, a student receives three elective course credit hours.

Students who are interested in completing the co-op option should meet with Economics's Co-op Coordinator, Shelley McMullin, who can provide more detailed information about Acadia’s Co-op Program.

For information on Acadia's nationally accredited Co-op program visit the Acadia Co-operative Education Home Page.