CTS Co-op Program
CTS Co-op program coming Fall 2022!
Adding co-op to your degree gives you the chance to work in a position related to your field, gain valuable on-the-job-skills, make important industry connections, and build your resumé. Gain experience while you earn your degree, and get paid as you learn.
Beginning in Fall 2022, you can apply to the co-op stream, which includes three work terms, with the possibility of a fourth. Your co-op training begins in semester 3 of your studies, when you will complete COOP*1100 Introduction to Co-operative Education. You will then receive guidance and support in applying for and successfully completing three work placements.
The sequencing is viewable below:
Learn more about the unique pathways through CTS for co-op students.
Admission to the Co-op program
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
It is recommended that you apply to co-op directly from high school. You can submit your application to the co-op program through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) website.
Learn more about co-op admission information for high school students.
FIRST-YEAR CTS MAJORS
In-program students in the non-co-op CTS stream may be eligible to transfer to the co-op stream. Interested students should consult their Faculty Advisor for more information
Learn more about co-op admission information for in-course students.
About Co-op Employment
Producing and maintaining technical content for a company. Create new original content, write blogs that curate news, tutorials, and updates. Produce technical writing, including tutorials, how-to-guides and more. You will be producing creative writing across web, social, and relationship marketing.
Digital Heritage Assistant
You will undertake training software platforms, computer networks, associated software and peripherals for a company. Photographing or scanning, uploading, describing and classifying images for database inclusion. Engage in meetings, discuss project criteria and gather project documentation. Assist in research and provide recommendations based on your research. Prepare digital exhibits. Document and summarize projects.
Digital Designer for Communications
Contribute to the development of new digital communications materials, and revise and update existing assets where necessary. Help set up websites with new and existing materials, and support the company’s targeted communications strategies.
Research Analyst I
Provide highly professional expertise as project leader in market research and program evaluation projects. Select, design and apply a broad scope of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies for the evaluation of WSIB processes, policies, products, services and programs. Act independently or as a project manager in designing and implementing program evaluation and research designs, analyzing data, and presenting findings and recommendations for program and process improvement to the Board of Directors, Operational Management and/or other clients/stakeholders.
Employers will vary depending on recruitment needs. During a job search, students are encouraged to be actively engaged and are supported in establishing and maintaining their own personal contacts.
Students receive compensation from their employer for co-op work terms. The rate of pay will vary based on a number of factors including the industry, the student’s program of study, and work term level.
Visit the Co-operative Education Salary Guide for average hourly rates for each degree program.
Co-operative Education at the University of Guelph
Visit Co-operative Education and Career Services for important dates, forms, and information on awards.