Co-op Education

Co-op Education

The Cooperative Education Program offers the opportunity for students at St. FX to gain real work experience [explore co-op]. Co-op Education promotes continuous learning through the integration of classroom and applied work-based learning. With Co-op, students have the opportunity to build their network with industry, and obtain 12-16 months of paid, professional work experience.

Co-op is a great  option for HNU students who are interested in exploring their career options and can help students be more competitive with  their application to dietetics.    

Human Nutrition co-op students can work for employers in business, research, education, government and not-for-profit. Co-op jobs are paid between $15-24/hr depending on location, number of work terms completed, and industry. Co-op students work a minimum of 35 hrs/wk for 15-16 weeks in a 4 month semester.

Co-op Requirements:
A minimum average of a 65% is required at the end of your second year of study.  Students are required to earn a maintain an average of a 70% at the end of their third year of study to stay in the program.  
Co-op program benefits:
Discover who you are, who you want to be, and where you want to go.
Grow your professional resume and portfolio that can help you secure post-graduate employment.
Achieve a real perspective of the work place options in your field of study.   
What you need to know:
The co-op program consists of three professional development seminars, 12 months of paid work experience, and COOP 405 (3 credits).
The earliest you can apply to the co-op program is October of second year.
The total cost of the program is $3300. The co‐op fees are $600 per seminar and $500 per work term.
Students enrolled in the Co-op Program are only eligible to apply for a graduate internship program.

For more information, please contact:
189 Gerald Schwartz School of Business
(902) 867-5359
(902) 867-5255

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