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There is more to University of Ottawa CO-OP than just gaining work experience for your CV. From my personal experience, after completing 4 work terms, here are some reasons why I’d recommend CO-OP to all my peers:

1) Confidence

Working in a professional setting before graduation, not only helps you to gain important transferable skills, but also to gain confidence in those abilities and skills. As a CO-OP student, you are in a unique position to be able to learn many different things without all of the pressures of a full-time permanent employee.

2) Interview Skills

Very often when applying to CO-OP jobs you will receive multiple interviews. You will get used to answering routine questions, receive feedback and perfect your first impression skills. From my personal experience, I learned to ask better questions of the employers to figure out if it’s a good fit for me, not only the employer.

3) Learning about companies

As a by-product of doing many interviews, you get the opportunity to ask questions and learn a lot about what companies do, their culture and whether or not it would be a good fit for a CO-OP position or full-time. Then you will be able to develop some interest in some companies and find opportunities to network and learn more throughout your university experience!
 

Lindsay

Lindsay Armstrong

4th Year
Finance Student                                                                                                                


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