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.

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.

Co-op and Experiential Education Students of the Year

STEPHANIE LASICA

Brock University Experiential Education Student of the Year 2018

Education at Work Ontario (EWO) University Work-Integrated Learning Student of the Year – 2018

Honours BComm – Media and Communication Studies

As a graduating student, Stephanie has had the pleasure of not only completing a fourth-year capstone internship but has also been highly involved outside the classroom both on campus and in the community.  As part of her intensive internship with the This is my Niagara initiative, she has facilitated high-level and large-scale events and has coordinated all internal and external communications.  This has required a high level of collaboration as well as coordinating a team of fellow peer interns. Outside the classroom Stephanie is highly engaged as a Brock Ambassador, English Mentor and is an active member of the Golden Key Honours Society.  She currently serves as the President of the Communications, Popular Culture and Film Student Society, sits on the Board of the Brock Press student newspaper, and has completed Brock’s entire Campus-Wide Co-Curriculum, which puts her in the top 1% of engaged students on our campus. This speaks to her leadership skills, communication and problem-solving skills that have continuously developed over time, and Stephanie is also known to have a high level of self-awareness, motivation and open-minded ness as a result of her engagement in reflective practice.  While engaging in these meaningful experiences Stephanie has gained more than one year of invaluable experience in the field she would like to pursue a career in.

Quote from Nomination Package

“Through all of these tasks, she remained profession, reliable, and had a positive “go getter” attitude.  She actively seeks feedback and takes it into consideration when conducting future tasks…her dedication to learning through experience and reflection while also getting the job done sets an example for other students”

Anneka Bosse – Academic Advisor & Experiential Learning Coordinator, Brock University

RACHEL VAN HERK

Brock University Co-op Student of the Year – Undergraduate  2018

Education at Work Ontario (EWO) University Co-op Student of the Year – 2018

BSc Mathematics and Statistics

As a graduate of the BSc Mathematics and Statistics (Co-op) program, Rachel had the pleasure of completing four co-op work terms during her time at Brock. Her first co-op was at Meridian Credit Union, during which she developed a passion for data analytics, and enhanced efficiency by automating the audit of business processes. Her next co-op was an 8-month term at RBC, where she built the code to deploy numerous marketing campaigns and developed a new strategy for targeting clients that has since been tested for marketing other RBC products. Her last co-op term was at Canadian Tire Financial Services, where she produced analytical tools to help improve Canada’s performance in the Olympics, such as creating a player performance tool for Curling Canada. While working on these meaningful and exciting projects, Rachel gained 16 months of invaluable experience in the field she would like to pursue a career in.

Quote from Nomination Package

“During her time with Sports Analytics, Rachel was able to consistently outperform our expectations resulting in an exceptional co-op term. Her impact to the team has been outstanding and leaves world-class analytics in the hands of our Olympic Sports.”

Justin Detlor – Manager, Sports Analytics, Canadian Tire Bank

JOSIAH DUECK

Co-op Student of the Year – Undergraduate  2018

BBA Business Administration

Specific areas Josiah has put considerable effort into during his time at Brock University are in academics, extra-curriculars, co-op terms, and community involvement. Academically, he has excelled as an Honour Roll student during each year of his degree and is currently part of the Golden Key Honour Society. He has also been incredibly successful across various student club executive positions and business case competitions. Much of these successes were a result of the co-op program. During his three successful co-op terms, he gained incredible experience, been offered extensions in all three positions, received incredibly positive performance reviews, and made substantial organizational contributions both at BlackBerry and the Bank of Development Canada. He has also been active in his community serving as a Board Member at a local youth center (Convos), running various fundraising campaigns for charitable organizations, and doing consulting work with small businesses across the Niagara region.

Quote from Nomination Package

“Josiah has truly embodied the core mission of Brock University which is Making a Difference as he truly has made a difference throughout his co-op experiences, his extra-curricular and community involvement, and during his academic journey.”

Barry Wright – Associate Professor, Goodman School of Business, Brock University

PRADEEP KIRANI

Co-op Student of the Year – Graduate  2018

MA Business Administration

During his tenure at FedEx as an Associate Sales Operations and Solutions Analyst, Pradeep climbed the career success ladder – starting as an Analyst to currently being in the role of Project Manager. In this one-year co-op, he was successful in generating more than $20-million in revenue for FedEx and gaining the approval and recognition from the customers and as well as the leadership team at FedEx. This co-op opportunity has helped Pradeep to develop a vision for his life and career.

Quote from Nomination Package

“From a comparison perspective, Pradeep is an exceptional co-op student. He has demonstrated success and has gone above and beyond on everything that he has been engaged in. In all the years that I have partnered with universities for MBA Co-op Programs, Pradeep is in the top 3 of all time.”

Charmaine Bamford – Manager, Sales Solutions & Operations, FedEx Express Canada Ltd.

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