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Co-operative Education: CAFCE Accredited


Since 1979, the Mount's Co-op Education offerings have grown to include business administration, public relations and tourism and hospitality management. The three, 13-week (minimum) work terms combine to provide students with industry experience, and enhances their classroom experience. The co-operative education program meets the national standards set out by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE).

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The mission of Mount Saint Vincent University co-operative education program is to be a leader in fostering and advancing experiential learning by:

  • Developing skilled professionals who will strengthen the workforce in new and innovative ways;
  • Leveraging community and alumni relationships to the Mount through strong employer partnership
  • Providing students with the support and experiences for career exploration; and
  • Promoting an environment where diversity is celebrated and valued in the workplace.

Mount Co-operative Education Program (Public Relations, Business Administration, Tourism & Hospitality Management) »

At the Mount, learning extends beyond the classroom. Through the co-op program, students alternate semesters in class with paid work terms in positions related to their field of study, including Public Relations, Business Administration, and Tourism and Hospitality Management.

Bachelor of Arts and Science Internship Program »

This internship program integrates academic studies with one paid internship work term after a student's third year of study. Students gain valuable work experience in the corporate, government or not-for-profit sector, while exploring their career goals. Enrollment in the program is limited and selection is based on academic background and achievement.

Science Communication Internship Program »

This program is a 13-16 week paid or unpaid work term following a student's third year of study. This program bridges the areas of communication studies and science, resulting in qualified science communicators who can work in a variety of sectors including government, school districts, universities, non-profit agencies, private sector companies and media outlets.

Tourism and Hospitality Management Practica »

This practica program allows students to build on previous academic or significant industry experience while maintaining greater flexibility in their academic scheduling. The practica route integrates classroom study with two alternating work terms of 560 hours each. Practica terms are completed during the summer semesters based on industry demands.