Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing
- Co-operative Education – general information
- What kinds of work term opportunities may be available?
- How do I prepare for my Co-op work term?
- Who is responsible for what? Student, employer, faculty and coordinator roles
- What about expenses?
- How do I contact my Co-operative Education coordinator?
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
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 1||Co-op Work Term 2||Co-op Work Term 3|
Total of six
- 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.
Students alternate academic semesters with work terms to a maximum of three 4-month Co-op work terms, and must finish their program on an academic semester. 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
- Write competitive professional resumes and cover letters
- Develop job interview skills
- Network with employers
- Conduct self-marketing campaigns
- Understand and comply with workplace and employer expectations
The Orientation to Co-operative Education course is generally offered in the Fall semester. Contact the Co-operative Education coordinator for information.
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 2018/19 Tuition and Fee Schedules 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