Co-operative Education and Career Success

Making education work!

Georgian is Ontario’s #1 college in co-op education

  • We have the highest percentage of students enrolled in co-op programs
  • We have the highest percentage of programs with mandatory co-op
  • 6,200 employers partner with Georgian to offer student work experiences
  • We have several programs accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education; this represents the highest standard of achievement for co-op programs in Canada
  • Be your own boss and start a business as part of Georgian’s eCo-op
  • Co-op work terms can lead to full-time positions after graduation

Georgian grads get jobs

  • Georgian is a leader in graduate employment among all Ontario colleges
  • According to Ontario Colleges Key Performance Indicators from 2017-2018, 89.7 per cent of Georgian graduates found work within six months – above the provincial average of 85.7 per cent
  • Georgian has maintained a graduate employment rate above the provincial average for more than 20 years

Information for students

Career success services

Are you considering applying to Georgian College? Our career success team is here to help.

We’re here to help you find the answers to some common questions:

  • When should I start planning my career?
  • Which careers match my interests?
  • What can I do with a diploma or degree?
  • What are the advantages of a co-op or internship program?
  • Where do I find information on careers?
  • Should I go to school or consider apprenticeship training?
  • Where can I get help making a career change?

Career Services offers:

  • Free 30-minute consultation with a Career Consultant to explore your career planning options
  • Fee-for-service to community clients
  • One-on-one career planning
  • Career assessments: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), interest assessments, skills, abilities and values

Additional service options:

Book a 30-minute evening phone appointment with one of our knowledgeable career consultants or recruitment specialists. Learn more about evening phone appointments.

Consider taking the Career Match quiz to find the career that’s right for you, and the Georgian Program that will take you there.

Visit us at a Get Help To Go Back event.

To book an appointment or for more information, contact:

Co-op/internship services

What is co-op or internship?

Co-operative education is a formal program that integrates academic studies with work experience with employers. What that means is that students will have academic terms and work terms.

Co-op is a great opportunity to use your learning on the job and confirm if the career is the right fit for you. It’s also a great way to build your employer network.

At Georgian, we work within the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education definition of co-op:

  • Each work situation is developed and/or approved by the Co-operative Educational institution as a suitable learning experience
  • The student is engaged in productive work rather than merely observing
  • The student receives remuneration for the work performed