Career and Job Resources

Co-operative Education, commonly known as Co-op, is a Work Integrated Learning structure that allows you to alternate your time within the classroom with paid, program relevant, work experiences in a real work force setting.
College of the North Atlantic offers 13 different Co-op Education programs. These programs can be found at our Burin, Corner Brook, Prince Philip Drive and Ridge Road campuses. As a co-op student you will work closely with a Co-op Education Coordinator who will help you prepare for your job search and co-op employment. They will work with you to generate career related work opportunities but keep in mind that the ultimate responsibility of securing a work term rests with you the Co-op student.  In addition to regular meetings with your Co-op Coordinator you will be expected to actively participate in co-op professional development seminars before completing the work term(s) required within your program. These work terms are usually 12-16 weeks in length.

Co-op has its benefits! It...

  • provides you with Industry related experience upon graduation
  • allows you to earn competitive wages while in school
  • offers you the opportunity to learn advanced employment job search skills
  • enhances your resume
  • provides opportunities to solve real world issues in a professional work environment
  • increases your comprehension of program related skills
  • allows you to gain additional training and skill development
  • provides an opportunity to make industry contacts and improve your professional network
Co-op has the potential, not only to empower students with confidence and professionalism, but to direct them to further learning and career goals. By reflecting on your goals from the first day of your program, you can take advantage of this key form of work integrated learning. Co-op can help to open so many doors to new opportunities. You may even meet your future employer here! Opportunity awaits!