Work Experience Terms

WHAT IS WORK EXPERIENCE?

A co-op or internship gives students a chance to apply the knowledge they have gained in their program in a workplace, learning hands-on and enhancing their skills. Students gain critical work experience, establish contacts with potential employers and extend their professional network for their future career plans. Co-op Work Experience Terms are paid and Internships are unpaid.

WHY should you consider completing work experience?

Work Experience offers students the opportunity to:

  • Explore career interests to help determine the type of jobs to pursue after graduation
  • Gain practical knowledge about various workplace environments, expectations, behaviours and ethics
  • Gain relevant work experience and contacts to help secure a full-time job in the relevant field
  • Develop essential employability skills
Find out when work terms are offerered

Work Experience terms are offered year-round. However, the timing and sequencing of Work Experience terms is dependent on the program of study:

School of Marketing

Program* Job Posting Begin Work Term
Business Administration – Marketing (Advanced Diploma) ** May
September
January
September – December
January – April
May – August
Sport and Event Marketing (Graduate Certificate) May
September
January
September – December
January – April
May – August
Digital Media Marketing (Graduate Certificate) May
September
January
September – December
January – April
May – August
Marketing Management Financial Services (Graduate Certificate) September
January
January – April
May – August
Strategic Relationship Marketing (Graduate Certificate) September
January
January – April
May – August

School of Human Resources

Program* Job Posting Begin Work Term
Business Administration – Human Resources (Advanced Diploma) ** May
September
January
September – December
January – April
May – August
Human Resources Management (Graduate Certificate) May
September
January
September – December
January – April
May – August

School of Management

Program* Job Posting Begin Work Term
Business Administration (Advanced Diploma) ** May
September
January
September – December
January – April
May – August
Business Administration – Project Management (Advanced Diploma) ** May
September
January
September – December
January – April
May – August
Business Administration – International Business (Advanced Diploma) ** May
September
January
September – December
January – April
May – August
Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management(Advanced Diploma) ** May
September
January
September – December
January – April
May – August

School of Accounting and Finance

Program* Job Posting Begin Work Term
Business Administration – Accounting (Advanced Diploma) ** May
September
January
September – December
January – April
May – August
Business Administration – Finance (Advanced Diploma) ** May
September
January
September – December
January – April
May – August
Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Services) - Financial Planning (Degree)*** May
September
January
September – December
January – April
May – August
Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Services) - Accounting (Degree)*** May
September
January
September – December
January – April
May – August

* Programs subject to change
** Available for 4 or 8 months depending on approval
*** Require 420 hrs (full-time or part-time basis)

Learn more about work terms

Find out which programs are eligible and what is required of students. You can also check out frequently asked questions.

Discover how to use GBCareers to find a work term. We also explain the job approval process for when you find your own job.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.

Student Contacts

Co-op Administration: coopinfo@georgebrown.ca

Co-op Officers