Co-op for Double-Degree Students

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The double-degree co-op program gives you the opportunity to develop skills and gain real-world experience while completing three or four paid work terms lasting up to four months each.

You will enrol in co-op in your second year. You will get assistance with career planning, job search and interview preparation through the Fundamentals of Co-operative Education course. You will then apply to job postings and attend interviews.

Business + Financial Mathematics (BA) or Computer Science (BSc) Double Degrees at Laurier

You will automatically enter into the co-op program as a BA or BSc double-degree student. This means that you do not have to apply or interview for an opportunity to participate in co-op. Instead, you are admitted into co-op upon admission to either of these double-degree programs and can choose whether or not you would like to participate in a co-op experience.

Business + Computer Science (BCS) and Math (BMath) Double Degrees with UW

You will be required to participate in the co-op program as a BCS or BMath double-degree student.

If you choose to apply to Laurier and accept Laurier's offer of admission, your main campus will be Laurier. You will automatically enter into Laurier's business degree co-op program, Canada's largest business co-op program.

Learn more about the double-degree co-op program.

Course Sequencing

Work/Study Sequence: Double-Degree Business and Computer Science or Financial Mathematics (Laurier)

Year

Fall (September to December)

Winter (January to April)

Spring (May to August)

1

Study Term

Study Term

Break

2

Study Term

Study Term

Work Term 1

3

Study Term

Work Term 2

Study Term

4

Work Term 3

Study Term

Study Term

5

Study Term

Study Term

N/A

Work/Study Sequence: Double-Degree Business and Computer Science or Math (with UW)

Year 

Fall (September to December)

Winter (January to April)

Spring (May to August)

1

Study Term

Study Term

Study Term

2

Study Term

Work Term 1

Study Term

3

Study Term

Work Term 2

Study Term

4

Work Term 3 or Study Term

Work Term 3 or Study Term

Study Term

5

Optional Work Term 4 or Study Term

Study Term

Study Term

 

jobs posted for co-op students

 

employers who recruit co-op students every year

 

employment rate for fall 2021

Sample Jobs and Experiences

Sample Employers

Business and Financial Mathematics (BA)

  • BDO Canada LLP
  • Federal Economic Development Agency
  • Fidelity Investments Canada
  • Manulife Financial

Business and Computer Science (BSc)

  • Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
  • KPMG
  • Royal Canin Canada
  • Samsung
  • Unhaggle Inc.

Business and Computer Science (BCS)

  • BMO Financial Group
  • Deloitte
  • Intuit
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • Salesforce

Business and Math (BMath)

  • Economical Insurance
  • EY Canada
  • TD Bank Group
  • Unilever Canada
  • Wysdom.Al

Salary Information

Check out the average weekly salary data for students in Business and Economics co-op programs, including double-degree students. This data is available for your reference. Employers decide students’ salaries.

Sample Work Terms: Business and Financial Mathematics (BA)
  • PA Intern, KPMG, Toronto: Assess clients' business processes and internal controls and recommend areas of improvement.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Researcher, Perseus Group, Constellation Software Inc., Waterloo: Evaluate software companies and identify acquisition targets.
  • Financial Analyst, SodaStream Canada Ltd., Mississauga: Assist in forecast preparation, variance analysis, and journal entries.
Sample Work Terms: Business and Computer Science (BSc)
  • Business Analyst, BMO Financial, Toronto: Develop technological solutions, conduct user acceptance testing and facilitate project meetings.
  • Software Engineer, Manulife Financial, Waterloo: Verify functionality, create a migration tool, fix defects in a mobile application.
  • Software Developer, The Co-operators Group Limited, Kitchener: Write code, assist in angular front-end development.
Sample Work Terms: Business and Computer Science (BCS)
  • Java Developer Co-op, Axonify, Waterloo: Develop and enhance the codebase for Java stack and solve problems in the cloud-based architecture.
  • Full Stack Developer, IBM Canada Inc.: Design, develop, and support high-quality and scalable products from backend through front end.
  • Mobile Software Developer Intern, PagerDuty, Toronto: Participate in code reviews, build and ship new user-facing features on Android or iOS, and collaborate with product engineering teams.
Sample Work Terms: Business and Math (BMath)
  • Assurance and Accounting Co-op, BDO Canada, Guelph: Prepare working papers, financial statements, review engagements and tax returns.
  • Advanced Analytics, Credit Risk Management Division, Canadian Tire Corporation, Toronto: Work as part of the data and analytics team using the latest data technologies and advanced analytical technique to demystify shopper behaviour.
  • Business Systems Analyst Co-op, Sun Life, Waterloo: Collaborate with business clients to evaluate business objectives and opportunities and review operations.

“Our co-op program is very strong. Laurier students are talented and have a reputation for being flexible and motivated. It’s a strong track record, and the word gets out."

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