Field Education and Co–op

Sometimes the best way to understand what you've learned in class is to practice outside the classroom

Field education and co-op opportunities provide students with valuable work experience related to the student’s field of study.  This can be done through a more formal co-op or internship where students work for an employer for 10-14 weeks, or through a variety of other opportunities. 


Through a combination of classroom learning and on-the-job experience, students develop effective resumés and interview skills, research potential employers and determine if the career goals they have set for themselves are the right ones. Most programs offered by the Centre for Business have a co-op option. More than 500 employers from all sectors - private, public, nonprofit and not-for-profit - regularly provide co-op work terms.

To learn more, email or call 416.415.5000 ext. 2143

Co-op Resources

Co-operative Education – Student Resources        Co-operative Education – Employer Resources

Other types of Field Education

  • Applied Project Management: Students participate in the co-ordination and execution of a real industry project and leverage learning from their project management courses.
  • Field-Based Consulting: In this course, students work in cross-functional teams as student consulting companies, providing real business solutions for real clients.
  • Field Education Course: Students in this course work or volunteer for an employer in a job related to their program of study for at least eight hours per week for 14 weeks to earn a business elective course credit.
  • Class Projects: Classes undertake projects or class challenges working on real business problems.
  • Applied Research Opportunities: The Centre for Business participates in applied research initiatives through the Research & Innovation Office.

“We have hosted a variety of George Brown College Students and have always been impressed that these students have a built-in industry network when they arrive, as their classmates are spread throughout the industry.  Add to that the face many have had other work experiences and it makes for a more mature, effective internship for the hosting organization.”

Dan Mackenzie
Vice President & General Manager, NBA Canada
On hosting Sport & Event Marketing Students