Explore your Career with Co-op
Be Connected | The Beedie Co-operative Education Program (Co-op) is one of the largest co-op programs in Western Canada. Participating in the Beedie Co-op Program allows you to gain full-time paid work experience during your studies – you alternate between semesters of working full-time and attending courses full-time. Our program is open to all Business majors pursuing their Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), allowing you to graduate with either a Co-op Certificate or a Co-op Degree Designation. Co-op gives you the opportunity to gain paid hands-on work experience, make valuable business contacts, and puts you on the path to landing your dream job after, or even before, graduation.
Reputation of Excellence
Our Beedie Co-op Program has a reputation of excellence with employers locally, nationally & internationally from all industries. Some examples of companies hiring Beedie Co-op students are:
- Accounting (PwC, KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young)
- Finance (RBC, TD, BMO, Scotiabank, CIBC, Desjardins)
- Technology Powerhouses (Google, Microsoft, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram)
- Automotive (Tesla, BMW)
- Mining (Teck Resources, Rio Tinto)
- Oil and Gas (Suncor, Imperial Oil)
- Telecommunications (Telus)
- And many, many more!
Learn How to Land the Job
We are here to help you develop the tools and skills you need to get a Co-op job. We provide resume, cover letter, and interview workshops and our staff are available year-round to help you with your unique career needs. Our Co-operative Education staff are business specialists who meet with hundreds of employers every year. This means we can provide current, industry specific guidance to enhance your chances of finding a work term.
Flexibility & Diversity
Co-op work terms are registered Business practicum courses that may count towards requirements for various Beedie certificates and designations.. Our extensive national and international network of contacts means that you may have the chance to work in Vancouver, Toronto, the Silicon Valley, Europe, Hong Kong, just to name a few – employers across the globe hire SFU Beedie Co-op students! SFU’s trimester system also gives you the flexibility to choose to start a Co-op position in January, May, or September. Additionally, you have access to all co-op jobs across all faculties, allowing you to explore your unique interests.
Employment Upon Graduation
Having Co-op work experience will put you in higher demand on the job market. Employers often offer Co-op positions as part of their recruitment strategy to hire permanent employees. In fact, students with Co-op experience are most likely to be hired by their co-op employers. Co-op students also tend to have less debt at graduation as they earn while they learn.
More Info & How to Apply
Check out more information as well as how to apply on our home page.