Co-op Education Partnership 

By becoming a part of the Co-op experience the employer gains a highly motivated worker with good general skills and can evaluate students for potential permanent employment. In addition, the employer becomes a partner in a position to promote an education system which is responsive to a changing economy and market place 

Once students are accepted into the Co-op program, employers and students must recognize that any full-time work done with a Co-op employer before graduation should be considered as a Co-op work term. This commitment to the Co-op program could not offer the consistent availability of qualified students upon which so many Co-op employers have come rely. 

The main goal of the co-op office is to help to create positive experience for the student and the employer. The co-op coordinator will be working with you and the student to ensure that this goal is being met.

The Univeristy of New Brunswick's Engineering and Science Co-op office takes pride in connecting employers with highly motivated and talented students.

Students are able to participate in work terms of 4, 8, 12 or 16 month durations beginning in January, May, and September in any calendar year. We offer flexibility for employers by making students available for extended work terms to meet their professional staffing needs.

We also offer opportunities for employers to build their brand on campus through various events such as information sessions. 

For further details, contact the co-op office at unbcoop@unb.ca or call (506) 447-3268.

Feedback received from employers participating in the Co-operative Education Program:

  • Students are highly motivated and bring new ideas to their companies.
  • Students are well prepared technically and have strong problem solving and analytical skill sets.
  • Employers can use the Co-op placement as an opportunity to evaluate the student's suitability for long-term employment.