Co-op, Career and Experiential Education

Gain a competitive edge. In today’s labour market, having graduated with experience and career knowledge will give you a critical advantage. At Brock, we pride ourselves on integrating experience into your studies by offering a rigorous co-op program and a variety of hands-on learning opportunities in your academic program. Work with our career team to successfully translate your experiences, both inside and outside the classroom, as you launch yourself into your career.

Brock’s Commitment to Experiential Education

Brock University continues to stay committed to ensure students have the opportunity to engage with work experiences that are directly related to their degree programs.  Brock has been proud to offer experiential education in 100% of our programs.  As a result of the effects of COVID19, student work-integrated learning (WIL) experiences have been impacted.  While many programs were able to continue in co-operative education and internships, practicums in the health care and other industries were greatly affected.  Brock is continuing to support our faculty, students and community partners in their engagement in quality WIL programming and while various industries welcome student back to their organizations, as long as public health guidelines and protocols are being followed, we will continue to provide safe and supportive opportunities for our students to apply their learning to industry and community settings.

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Our team is currently working remotely and has moved our services online. If you are a current student who requires an appointment, please visit careerzone.brocku.ca. For all other inquiries, please email careerzone@brocku.ca.

Co-op

You’ll combine traditional undergraduate programming with relevant paid work experience in alternating terms.

12

MONTH MINIMUM

OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE.

Career

Explore careers, build your network and learn how to best position your experiences and skills for career readiness and success.

100+

employers on campus annually.

Experiential

We’re here to help you put theory into practice through hands on, meaningful learning opportunities in your academic courses.

7

All Faculties offer experiential courses.

Diversity, Inclusion & Ethical Recruitment Practices at Brock University – Co-op, Career & Experiential Education

Co-op, Career & Experiential Education at Brock University is committed to delivering a comprehensive, inclusive and non-discriminatory suite of services in relation to student and new graduate employment, experiential learning opportunities including co-op hiring, and career preparation. We require our employer and community partners to employ ethical recruitment practices that adhere to the Employment Standards Act 2000, Ontario Human Rights Code and Brock University Respectful Work & Learning Environment policy. We hold ourselves accountable to these practices through the following actions:

  • Evaluating every employment opportunity on our job board against our ethical recruitment guidelines (as stated above)
  • Sharing job opportunities widely and without prejudice to Brock students and graduates
  • Offering career resources specific to diverse populations and providing one-on-one coaching to students based on individual needs
  • Providing resources and programs with inclusive examples and language
  • Utilizing career speakers from diverse backgrounds for career programming
  • Eliminating slang and idioms in our advising and programs
  • Partnering with employers and community partners that use diversity recruitment practices and employ a diverse workforce
  • Promoting on & off campus recruitment and job fair activities targeted to minority, disability and international populations
  • Creating an inviting, non-judgmental environment where students, employers, and Brock faculty/staff can engage with our team
  • Implementing specific outreach initiatives that target diverse student groups
  • Engaging with committees, councils and forums that have a focus on underrepresented groups in the workforce

For questions related to these practices or to notify our team of a concern regarding employer conduct on campus or when recruiting Brock students, please email careerzone@brocku.ca.