Co-op | Faculty of Business | UNB

Global Site Navigation (use tab and down arrow)

Faculty of Business
UNB Saint John

Back to Business

Hands-on experience in our co-op program

All BBA students are eligible

Ready to step out of the classroom and into the workforce?

Our co-op program provides students with paid hands-on experience, networking opportunities and valuable, first-hand knowledge of the business world. Most students complete their first work term during the winter of second-year and then alternate academic and work-terms throughout the rest of their degree.

Who can participate?

All majors, minors and concentrations in the Bachelor of Business Administration program can participate in the co-op program.

Why co-op?

Co-op is your chance to put what you’ve learned in the classroom into practice in the workplace. Expand your professional network, build your resume and gain valuable experience. In fact, our senior co-op students often secure full-time positions prior to graduation based on the experience and connections they established throughout the program.

Our mandatory professional development seminars are designed to set you up for success. We’ll teach you how to write a compelling and effective resume and cover letter, and provide you with the opportunity to practice your self-presentation skills in a mock interview.

Other topics include:

  • Navigating difficult workplace situations
  • Developing a professional portfolio
  • Negotiating your salary
  • Building your leadership skills
  • Networking opportunities and business dinners

For current co-op students

Information for students in the co-op program.

For employers

Employers who hire co-op students can access to our top business students, year-round.

Admission requirements

To qualify for co-op, you must maintain a B- (2.7 GPA) throughout your BBA.

You must also complete the following steps: 

  1. Participate in our entry level professional development workshop.
  2. Successfully complete a mock job interview.
  3. Secure a position for your first work term.

Apply now