Graduate with your degree and 12 months of paid work experience in as little as four years
Put your skills and knowledge to work in Trent’s new competitive co-op streams. You’ll graduate with a distinct career advantage – building valuable connections and gaining hands-on experience through paid work terms, all as part of your Trent degree.
Top 5 Reasons to Choose Co-op
- Choose from 20+ competitive co-op streams
With over 20 options across the sciences, social sciences and humanities to choose from, Trent’s competitive co-op streams offer a wide range of choices to put your skills to work...literally.
Business Administration, Financial Science, English Literature, History, Political Studies, Ancient Greek & Roman Studies, Computer Science, Indigenous Studies, and many more - the choice is yours!
Explore all 20+ co-op streams and discover the perfect fit for you.
- Gain a competitive edge for your future career
Nearly 12 months of paid work experience, all before you graduate. Just imagine the advantage you will have when you start your career after Trent.
Your co-op work terms will give you hands-on practice in your chosen field, developing marketable skills, better understanding the job market, and experience working directly with people and organizations that could become personal references for your next job, industry mentors, or even future employers.
- Earn money while gaining experience
It’s a fact that students in co-op can graduate with less debt than their peers.
That’s because you’ll get more than just course credit during your co-op work terms: you’ll get paid. On top of the experience and connections, you’ll earn money to help pay for your tuition and living expenses, start saving for your future, and hopefully even have a little left over for some fun!
Learn more about finding the right co-op placement for you
- Local, National and International Connections
Heard the old expression it’s not what you know, it’s who you know? Co-op gives you the what and the who at the same time.
At Trent, you can advantage the University’s many connections with local, regional, and international employers to start building your personal contact network with leaders and experts in your field.
Trent's proximity to the Greater Toronto Area also means you’ll have access to nearly limitless placement opportunities with employers from Mississauga to Markham and more. Have your sights set abroad? At Trent, you can work with global employers too.
- Complete your degree and work terms in just four years
We know you’ll love your time at Trent, but we also know you’ll be eager to graduate and start your career. That’s why many of our co-op streams are designed so you can complete your degree and work terms in the same time as you would doing a degree alone.
For most co-ops, you’ll graduate in four years — so you’ll get all the benefits (and then some!) without having to extend the amount of time or money required.