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Co-op & Internship

Why choose George Brown’s Centre for Business?

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.

Students spend at least one four-month term working full-time or part-time in a co-op or internship related to their program of study. Advanced Diploma (with work experience) students must complete two work terms or one ‘back-to-back’ work term with each work term totalling 10 weeks and 360 hours. Graduate Certificate students must complete one work term totalling 10 weeks and 360 hours. Degree students are available on a part-time or full-time basis. Although all Degree positions must be paid, there is no minimum number of hours or weeks, and they can start at any time of the year.

Co-op Work Experience Terms are paid and Internships are unpaid.

WHY:

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

WHEN:

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

Work experience terms for the 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

Work experience terms for the 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

Work experience terms for the 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
Business Administration – Retail (Advanced Diploma) ** May
September
January
September – December
January – April
May – August

School of Accounting and Finance

Work experience terms for the 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)

HOW:

For more information on Work Experience terms in the Centre for Business, please contact us via email coop@georgebrown.ca or call 416.415.5000 Ext. 2143

* Are you an employer? Find more information here.