Students

Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing


What kinds of work term opportunities may be available?

A variety of excellent opportunities exist for Marketing Co-op students in a number of industries. While many of the work term positions are located in Calgary, students can relocate throughout Alberta or across Canada in order to secure a work term position.

Marketing students have held positions such as:

  • Marketing and Communications Assistant
  • Events Coordinator
  • Market Analyst
  • Community Relations Coordinator
  • Market Research Assistant
  • Sales Representative

How do I prepare for my Co-op work term?

Eligibility Requirements

Students interested in pursuing Co-op must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Submit the BBA Application to Co-operative Education by the deadline
  • Complete a minimum of 15 courses prior to the first work term
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. Preference will be given to students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Successfully complete the following course requirements prior to each work term (prerequisite courses do not need to be completed prior to submitting a Co-op program application):
Co-op Work Term 1Co-op Work Term 2Co-op Work Term 3
  • ACCT 2121
  • HRES 2170
  • MGMT 2130*
  • MGMT 2262
  • MKTG 2150
  • One of MKTG: 3150, 3258, 3450 or consent of the Department
     

Three additional
MKTG major courses

Total of six
MKTG major courses

  • Successfully complete the Orientation to Co-operative Education course prior to the first work term

*ENTR 2301 or SINV 2201 will also be accepted in place of MGMT 2130.

Co-op work terms may be combined to lengthen the time spent in the workplace. For example, students may combine Work Terms 1 and 2, or Work Terms 2 and 3, for back-to-back work terms. Students must meet the course requirements for the highest level work term in order to be eligible to complete back-to-back work terms.

Orientation to Co-operative Education course

Orientation to Co-op is a professional development course required in preparation for the first work term. This course prepares students to :

  • Complete a skills self-assessment
  • Understand and comply with workplace and employer expectations
  • Write competitive professional resumes and cover letters
  • Develop job interview skills
  • Network with employers
  • Conduct self-marketing campaigns

The Orientation to Co-operative Education course is generally offered in the Fall semester. Contact the Co-operative Education coordinator for information.

What about expenses?

All work terms are paid opportunities. However, there are expenses associated with participating in a Co-operative Education program. By starting to plan now, you can be financially prepared for your work terms. Expenses may include:

  • Both the Orientation to Co-operative Education course and the Co-op work terms are non-credit courses and have fees attached to them. See the 2017/18 Fee Schedule for more information
  • You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from the work site, and some work terms may require the use of a vehicle
  • If you accept a work term position outside of Calgary, you will be responsible for relocation and living expenses in that location