2009-2010 Undergraduate Calendar

Co-operative Programs  
Director Cindy Dunne Associate Director Gloria Dididato Relationship Managers Cara Boese, Dana Tonus Relationship Managers John-Paul Goldsworthy, Julia Zhu, James Cooper Career Consultants Sarah Kitsemetry General Information Administrative Assistant Lubi Bellingham Heather Azar Mackenzie Chown A336 905-688-5550, extension 4325 Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 4:30 e-mail:co-op@brocku.ca http://www.brocku.ca/co-op/ The Co-operative Programs Office at Brock provides information and assistance to applicants and registered students for all campus co-op and internship programs, and will:
- advise students regarding application to co-op programs, academic program requirements, job placements, and job searches
- recruit employers for co-op and internship placements
- maintain computerized online job banks for co-op and internship postings
- facilitate the co-op placement process from employer job posting through co-op employer offer to hire
- prepare students for successful placement experiences with pre-employment workshops
- introduce students and employer through co-op job postings and on-campus interview assistance;
- monitor and support employer/student placements with regards to placement quality and student contribution through a work site visitation and performance evaluation
- support student recruitment to co-op and internships programs and evaluate student applications for admission decisions
- provide placement information to the Registrar's Office for inclusion on students' academic transcripts
Students who are interested in applying to a co-op or internship program are encouraged to contact the Co-operative Programs Office for information.
What is a Co-op or Internship? Go to top of document
Co-operative education combines traditional undergraduate academic programming and relevant work experience in alternating terms. The work term experiences are designed to prepare students for their transition from university to the professional community. The 4 and 5 year programs enable students to acquire experience in their areas of career interest. The practical experiences and academic studies complement one another. The Co-op Programs Office manages the administration and facilitation of the co-op experience at Brock. Co-op coordinators for each program support students throughout their co-op experience. Brock University co-op programs have clear advantages, particularly the limited class sizes that ensure appropriate time is allocated to each individual student. Students can explore career possibilities, where their interests lie and the type of work environment that best suits them, helping them make informed decisions about their career options. Co-op graduates have the highest rates of employment after graduation. Many employers use co-op programs as a way to identify and recruit their future permanent workforce.  
List of Current Co-op Programs Go to top of document
(Please consult calendar copy for specific course requirements.) Accounting (BAcc Honours, 4.5 yrs) Applied Linguistics/Teaching English as a Subsequent Language (BA Honours, 4 yrs) Biochemistry (BSc Honours, 5 yrs) Biotechnology (BSc Honours, 5 yrs) Business Administration (BBA Honours, 4.5 yrs) Business Economics (BBE Honours, 4.5 yrs) Chemistry (BSc Honours, 5 yrs) Computer Science (BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs) Computing and Business (BCB Honours, 4.5 yrs) Computing and Network Communications (BSc Honours, 4.5 years) Computing and Solid-State Device Technology (BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs) Dramatic Arts - Drama in Education and Society Stream (BA Honours, 4 yrs) Dramatic Arts - Dramatic Literature Stream (BA Honours, 4 yrs) Dramatic Arts - Theatre Stream (BA Honours, 4 yrs) Earth Sciences (BSc Honours, 5 yrs) Environmental Geoscience (BSc Honours, 5 yrs) Economics (BA Honours, 4.5 yrs) Geography (BA Honours, BSc Honours, 4 yrs) Mathematics and Computer Science (BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs) Neuroscience (BSc Honours, 5 yrs) Oenology and Viticulture (BSc Honours, 4 yrs) Physics (BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs) Political Science - Public Administration (BA Honours, 4.5 yrs) Psychology (BA Honours, With Major, 5 yrs)  
Admission to Co-operative Programs Go to top of document
Admission to the co-op option at Brock University takes place in the final year of high school, and a limited number of students are also considered at the end of the fall term of their first year of university study for admission the following September. Admission from secondary school (Ontario Grade 12U or M): Students applying to the co-op option normally require a minimum 80 percent average; some co-op degree programs also require at least one math with a 75 percent. Applicants may be required to submit a resume for consideration.  
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