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Wilfrid Laurier University Lazaridis School of Business & Economics
February 20, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Co-op Option

The co-op work term provides students with an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom, to acquire new insights and to enhance their employment prospects. Participants may also use their work-term experience to identify and design an applied research project that will form the basis of their major research paper. Recent employers of MABE Co-op students include the Deutsch Bank Canada, Mercer Consulting and Industry Canada.

Students in the Master of Arts in Business Economics program who wish to pursue the Co-op Option must indicate this at the time of application to the program and must submit a résumé, in addition to their other application materials as part of their initial application to the MABE program.  MABE Co-op is a limited-enrolment program, and admission is competitive. Based on their application, applicants to co-op may be selected for an interview.  A co-op administrator will interview each applicant and make a co-op admission decision based on the applicant's academic record, résumé, interview performance, recent work experience, recent volunteer service to their community, and extracurricular activities at university. Offers of admission to the co-op option will be made in conjunction with offers of admission to the MABE program.  MABE Co-op students support the administration of the Laurier Co-op program by paying fees in the fall and winter terms of year one.

The Co-op Office supports participants in their job search efforts and interview preparation through workshops and individual attention. After completing two academic terms, MABE Co-op students embark on one of: one four-month work term (May-August); one eight-month work term (May-December). Co-op students must be in good academic standing and must have completed all of the core requirements of term one and term two before proceeding to the work term. Towards the end of the work term, students discuss their experience in a work term report that will be reviewed by a co-op coordinator and the graduate officer of the Department of Economics.

After their work term, MABE Co-op students return to campus for a final academic term.

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