Get the experience: co-op and beyond

At Georgian, we believe in the power of real-world opportunities — experiences that take you out of the classroom and immerse you in your industry.

We can help you get experience as part of your program, so that you have the confidence and skills to succeed on the job.

  • 6,200 employers partner with Georgian to offer student work experiences
  • We have several programs accredited by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada); This represents the highest standard of achievement for co-op programs in Canada
  • According to Ontario Colleges Key Performance Indicators, Georgian’s graduate employment rate – 88.1% – continues to be above the provincial average, which we’ve exceeded for more than 20 years. This means 88.1% of our alumni found work within six months of graduation.

Here’s an introduction to the nine types of work-integrated learning available at Georgian. You can also download this infographic as a PDF.

This infographic was originally posted in 2019. It was last updated in April 2023.

“I chose Georgian because it’s a leader in co-op education. This was important to me because I’m an international student and wanted Canadian work experience. Georgian not only helped with securing a co-op, it gave me lots of opportunity to apply my skills. The best part? I’m still working part-time for my co-op employer, and getting even more experience.”

Nguyen Huong Giang
Honours Bachelor of Interior Design student, 2021

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