Student Benefits & Responsibilities
Cooperative education provides students with the opportunity to:
- Develop crucial technical and “soft” employability skills.
- Earn money to supplement education costs. The average wage Computer Science Co-op students receive is over $20.00 per hour for in-town positions and over $30.00 per hour for out-of-town positions.
- Build a resume / portfolio. Each work term allows students to expand their resume to include new skills developed during real work experience.
- Explore career options and define long-term goals.
- Gain confidence in their abilities and identify areas that are in need of further development.
- Develop and maintain important industry contacts.
- Receive a degree parchment that reads:
Bachelor of Computer Science Honours
Bachelor of Science Major
Participation in the Co-op Program is a privilege. Students who are accepted into the program are required to:
- Ensure that all academic requirements are being met.
- Attend all mandatory Co-op meetings and interviews.
- Adhere to all Co-op guidelines and deadlines.
- Ensure that resumes and cover letters are professional in appearance and effective as marketing tools.
- Arrange for work permits (international students).
- Apply for an appropriate number of jobs.
- Pay for all work term and course fees.
- Follow all employer policies and procedures.
- Work to full capacity during work terms.
- Represent the Computer Science Co-op Program in a professional and ethical manner.
- Submit all required Co-op forms.
- Maintain an active “@myumanitoba” account at all times and check their email regularly.