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Co-operative Education

Co-operative Education - INFORMATION GUIDE FOR EMPLOYERS - Wilfrid Laurier ...
                                                            APPLIED WATER SCIENCE, CLASS OF 2020,
                                                            ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE
                                                            CHANGE CANADA

Co-op at Laurier                             1        Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
The Hiring Process                           2        and University of Waterloo                   16
Co-op Employers                              4    Brantford
Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Science                Bachelor of Business Technology Management   18
    Arts Co-op                               6        Bachelor of Design, User Experience Design   19
    Science Co-op                            6    Graduate Co-op Programs
    Other Faculty of Science Programs        7        Faculty of Arts                              20
    Co-op Positions                                   Lazaridis School of Business and Economics   20
Lazaridis School of Business and Economics            Faculty of Science                           21
    Honours Bachelor of
    Business Administration                  10
                                                  ON THE COVER: V
                                                                 INUYAA SIVANATHAN,
    Honours Economics                        10
                                                                COMPUTER SCIENCE,
    Co-op Positions                          12
                                                                CLASS OF 2020, TD BANK GROUP
    Double Degree Co-op                      14
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Exceptional Talent
Co-operative education, a form of work-integrated learning, is
a model of education that integrates and alternates a student’s
academic learning with workplace learning in fields relevant to
the student’s academic and personal goals.

Laurier’s Co-op Office approves full-time paid positions that will               “In my 30 years of teaching
provide students with the opportunity to learn while performing                   at Laurier, I have witnessed student
productive work. Employers supervise co-op students and evaluate                  after student transformed by the
their performance, and co-op co-ordinators monitor students’                      co-op experience. While our
progress on the job.                                                              classrooms build knowledge, co-op
                                                                                  builds judgement, maturity and
                                                                                  teamwork skills. Furthermore,
WHY HIRE CO-OP STUDENTS                                                           employers select from applicants
•   Meet short-term hiring needs cost-effectively.
                                                                                  who have a strong work ethic and
•   Manage special projects.
                                                                                  who can communicate clearly.”
•   Evaluate their potential for employment after graduation.
                                                                                  BRIAN F. SMITH, PROFESSOR OF FINANCE,
•   Enhance the profile of your organization.
                                                                                  LAZARIDIS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND
• Co-op staff at Laurier are committed to providing personal,
  responsive service.                                                            WHAT EMPLOYERS SAY
• Access to a pool of bright, versatile and motivated students.                  “Laurier provides most of the
• Students take a Fundamentals of Co-operative Education course that              co-op students at our office and
  prepares them for the job search and work terms.                                has been great to work with, in
• Laurier’s strong programs and the academic achievement of its students.         addition to providing strong
• We select co-op students in Arts, Business, Economics, Science and              students.”
  most graduate programs through a competitive admission process.
                                                                                  DAIMENG ZHANG,
                                                                                  MANAGER, FINANCE, BROOKFIELD
WE CAN HELP                                                                       ASSET MANAGEMENT
• We post job descriptions promptly and provide access to
  applications online.
• We schedule interviews and provide comfortable interview rooms
  on campus.                                                                     WHAT STUDENTS SAY
• Our commitment to high-quality service continues after hiring;                 “The BBA co-op program gave
  we monitor the satisfaction level of all employers.                             me a unique opportunity to
                                                                                  explore potential career paths
                                                                                  and gain practical experience
•   Challenging assignments and projects.
                                                                                  with top tier organizations, all
•   Sufficient training and supervision.
•   Fair compensation; salary guidelines are available at           before graduation. My work
•   An opportunity for the co-op co-ordinator to conduct a visit on-site.         term at PepsiCo was a welcome
•   Willingness to review the student’s work term report.                         introduction to the CPG industry,
•   A written evaluation of the student’s performance near the end of the work    and helped me gain analytical
    term, which is required for academic credit.                                  ability.”
                                                                                  ADAM LEADER,
                                                                                  BBA, CLASS OF 2020

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    Recruit the best
    Laurier’s business co-op program was the first in Ontario, and Laurier now has the largest business
    degree co-op program in Canada. More than 2,600 students are enrolled in arts, business, economics
    and science programs.

    PROGRAM FEATURES                                                 TAX CREDIT FOR CO-OP EMPLOYERS
    • Available year-round; students can begin work in January,      IN ONTARIO
      May or September.                                              Businesses that hire Laurier co-op students may be eligible to
    • Most students complete two years of study before their         receive a tax credit. The Ontario government’s Co-operative
      first work term.                                               Education Tax Credit will reimburse a business for 25 to 30 per
    • Most work terms last four months, although some students       cent of eligible costs, up to $3,000 per co-op student.
      are available for eight-month work terms beginning in May or
      September. Computer Science students in the Professional       During the co-op work term, we will send you a letter to use as
      Experience program are available for 12 or 16 months.          a tax receipt when claiming the tax credit.

    HOW TO HIRE LAURIER CO-OP STUDENTS                               Find more information about the Co-operative Education
    • We make it easy to recruit and employ eager, qualified         Tax Credit at
      Laurier co-op students.                                        Please note: Most co-op programs at Laurier are eligible for the
    • You may send a job description by email to                     tax credit; please check with your co-op co-ordinator. or post it on Navigator, Laurier’s
      online co-op platform.                                         The Canada Revenue Agency administers the tax credit on
                                                                     behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Revenue. For general enquiries
    • We will send you instructions on how to view
                                                                     regarding this tax credit, taxpayers may phone the Canada
      applications and grades online.
                                                                     Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-5525.
    • You choose interview dates with the candidates you
      have selected.                                                 STRONG REPUTATION
    • We can arrange interviews to be held on campus or              Most of Laurier’s co-op programs have received accreditation
      by video conference.                                           from Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning
                                                                     Canada (CEWIL), formerly the Canadian Association for
    • After initial interviews and during the primary recruiting
                                                                     Co-operative Education. The Lazaridis School of Business and
      period, employers and students rank each other online.
                                                                     Economics has received the highest form of accreditation from
    • During the continuous employment period, Laurier’s             the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of
      co-op co-ordinators make job offers directly to students.      Business (AACSB International), whose standards are
                                                                     recognized internationally.

    WHAT EMPLOYERS SAY                                                             WHAT STUDENTS SAY
    “Well I’m definitely biased, but Laurier students are clearly                  “From Laurier’s co-op program, I learned
     excelling. In co-op candidates, we’re really looking for people who             about the job search and interview process.
     are eager to learn, who will make a strong contribution to the                  Working as a financial analyst at Dealer-FX
     culture of the team and company, and who bring a uniqueness to                  allowed me to improve my skills in Excel
     the role. The very nature of our business is making learning more               and Netsuite.”
     effective and making people better at their job, so we expect the              JOSHUA HSIEH, ECONOMICS, CLASS OF 2019
     same things for our co-ops as well.”

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“I applied marketing concepts
 while analyzing distribution
 and merchandising strategies
 for Procter & Gamble, and
 also in my marketing roles
 at Kao Canada and Conagra
 Brands Canada. I feel ready
 for a career in sales and

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    Who hires Laurier co-op students?
    ACCOUNTING AND                           •   Fidelity Investments Canada        •   Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
    CONSULTING                               •   Foremost Financial Corporation     •   Manulife Financial
    •   Baker Tilley                         •   Gluskin Sheff + Associates         •   Mercer Canada
    •   Bateman MacKay                       •   Gravitas Financial                 •   Sun Life Financial
    •   BDO Canada                           •   OMERS Capital Markets              •   The Co-operators
    •   Boston Consulting Group              •   Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan     •   Validus Research Inc.
    •   Daggerwing Group                     •   TD Securities
    •   Deloitte                             •   Waratah Advisors                   MANUFACTURING
    •   EY Canada                                                                   AND AUTOMOTIVE
    •   Grant Thornton                       GOVERNMENT                             • Ford Motor Company
    •   KPMG Canada                          •   Canada Revenue Agency              • Hyundai Auto Canada
    •   Kestenberg Rabinowicz Partners       •   Federal Economic Development       • Linamar
    •   Kraft Berger                         •   Indigenous Services Canada         • Magna International
    •   Kroll, a Division of Duff & Phelps   •   Office of the Superintendent of    • NTN Bearings Corporation
    •   MNP                                      Financial Institutions               of Canada
    •   PwC Canada                           •   Ontario Power Generation           • Nissan Canada
    •   Segal                                •   Regional Municipality of York      • Toyota Motor Manufacturing
    •   Symcor                               •   Region of Waterloo                   Canada
                                             •   Statistics Canada                  • Yamaha Motor Canada
    CONSUMER PACKAGED                        •   Treasury Board Secretariat
    GOODS                                    •   Waterloo Region Museum             TELECOMMUNICATIONS
    •   Bayer Canada                                                                AND TECHNOLOGY
    •   Campbell Company of Canada           HEALTH CARE AND                        •   Adknown
    •   ConAgra Foods                        SOCIAL SERVICES                        •   Axonify
    •   Henkel Canada Corporation            • Hospital for Sick Children           •   BlackBerry
    •   Hershey Canada Inc.                  • KW Habilitation                      •   BlueCat Networks
    •   IKEA Canada                          • Kerry’s Place Autism Services        •   Blue Link Associates Limited
    •   Johnson & Johnson Canada             • KidsAbility                          •   CGI
    •   Keurig Dr Pepper (Canada)            • Philips Canada                       •   HP Canada
    •   Kimberly-Clark Inc.
                                             • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre    •   IBM Canada
    •   Loblaw Companies Limited
                                             • United Way Waterloo Region           •   Magnet Forensics
    •   Parmalat Canada
                                               Communities                          •   Miovision Technologies
    •   Procter & Gamble Inc.
    •   Revlon Canada                        • Woodstock General Hospital           •   NCR Canada
    •   SC Johnson                           INSURANCE AND ACTUARY                  •   Rogers Communications Inc.
    •   SodaStream Canada Ltd.               •   AIG Canada                         •   SAS Canada
    •   Unilever Canada                      •   Aon Canada                         •   Samsung Electronics Canada
                                             •   Canada Life                        •
                                             •   Chubb Insurance Company of         •   Unhaggle
    •   AGF Management
    •   Bank of America Merrill Lynch                                               •   Vidyard
                                             •   Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.
    •   Blair Franklin                                                              •   Wysdom
                                             •   Economical Insurance
    •   BMO Capital Markets
                                             •   Equitable Life of Canada
    •   Burgundy Asset Management
                                             •   Gore Mutual
    •   CPP Investment Board

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“Exposure to the global
  marketing team at
  Scotiabank taught me
  how strategy is developed
  from a broad perspective
  and narrowed down to
  actionable items. This
  knowledge will help me
  make an impact during
  my next term at a leading
  consumer packaged goods
  BBA, CLASS OF 2020

With Laurier students
available for more than
1,900 work terms each year,
the co-operative education
program offers a large pool of
employees with diverse skills
and experience.

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    Well-rounded Students
    ARTS CO-OP                                                      SCIENCE CO-OP
    Students often take a single or double major, and               Science co-op is available to honours students in the
    complement their major areas of study with a secondary          following majors. Students are not eligible for the co-op tax
    area of focus by taking an option, minor, concentration or      credit.
    specialization. Students are not eligible for the co-op         Science co-op is available to students in the following
    tax credit.                                                     programs:
    Arts co-op is available to honours students in the following
    programs:                                                       •    Biochemistry & Biotechnology
                                                                    •    Biology *
    •    Ancient Studies                                            •    Chemistry
    •    Archaeology & Heritage Studies                             •    Environmental Science
    •    Communication Studies                                      •    Financial Mathematics *
    •    English                                                    •    Health Sciences
    •    Environmental Studies                                      •    Honours Science
    •    Film Studies                                               •    Kinesiology
    •    Geography *                                                •    Mathematics *
    •    Global Studies                                             •    Physics
    •    History                                                    •    Psychology *
    •    Languages & Literatures,
         including French & Spanish                                Sample Schedule: Arts Co-op and Science Co-op
    •    Philosophy
    •    Political Science                                                    Fall (September   Winter               Spring
                                                                              to December)      (January to April)   (May to August)
    •    Religion & Culture
                                                                   YEAR 1     Study Term        Study Term           Break
    •    Sociology
                                                                   YEAR 2     Study Term        Study Term           Work Term 1
    *Available as both a BA and BSc
                                                                   YEAR 3     Study Term        Study Term           Work Term 2

                                                                   YEAR 4     Study Term        Study Term

    WHAT EMPLOYERS SAY                                                  WHAT STUDENTS SAY
    “Laurier co-op students have the skills to design                   “My abstract understanding of international
     programs and develop curriculum quickly. One                        development has transformed into real-world
     student’s research into social enterprise was of                    insights about humanitarian work, public policy
     such high quality that questionnaires, tracking and                 and foreign aid, through my co-op experience at
     methodology were used as part of the pilot project                  War Child Canada.”
     for seven locations.”                                               HAYLEY NEWMAN-PETRYSHEN, GLOBAL STUDIES, CLASS OF 2021


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Applied Water Science Co-op
Applied Water Science is an interdisciplinary program
jointly operated by the departments of Biology,
Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Geography and
Environmental Studies.

Students completing an Applied Water Science degree
learn about hydrology, limnology, biogeochemistry,
toxicology, biology, water governance and policy.
Participants seek eight-month work terms beginning
in May or January.

Computer Science Co-op
Computer Science students gain strong algorithm
analysis and design skills in procedural, object-oriented
and low-level languages. Sample courses include applied
cryptology, digital electronics, computer graphics, parallel
programming and Windows application programming.
Students in Computer Science and Data Science are
available each work term.

Data Science Co-op
Laurier’s Data Science program teaches students to
extract insights from complex data. Participants study
algorithm design, discrete mathematics, machine
learning, statistical learning and data analytics, and may
concentrate in big data or financial risk analysis.

Professional Experience Program (PEP)
Honours Computer Science students in the PEP may
have completed courses in software engineering,                “Automating processes
machine learning, system programming, digital system            and rebuilding a website
design, and algorithm design and analysis before their          for Manulife has enhanced
extended work term. Students pursue work in areas such
                                                                my technical skills, and
as programming, networking technology, quality
assurance, technical support or information technology
                                                                gaining some experience
consulting. Participants begin a 16-month term in May or        with machine learning has
a 12-month term in September.                                   helped confirm that field
                                                                as a career goal.”
                                                               TEJASVI PAL, PEP, CLASS OF 2020

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    Faculty of Arts & Faculty of Science
    Co-op Positions
    UNDERWRITING ANALYST,                                             BACK-END/FULL STACK DEVELOPER, NORTH60
    AIG CANADA, TORONTO                                               TECHNOLOGIES, MISSISSAUGA
    Analyze financial statements, assist with quote generation        Handle database migration, test web applications, and build and
    and complete rating for exposure and pricing for underwriters.    deploy features.

    SOFTWARE PROTOTYPER,                                              WELLNESS CENTRE STUDENT, PARKWOOD
    DELOITTE, KITCHENER                                               SUITES, WATERLOO
    Create solutions for the firm and our clients using emerging      Assist residents with their physiotherapy programs
    technologies such as deep learning, machine learning and          and participate in planning games, fitness classes, and
    blockchain.                                                       walking groups.

    Gather technical information, and write and edit high-quality     RECEPTION HOUSE WATERLOO REGION,
    technical product documentation.
                                                                      Promote fundraising and refugee awareness events by
                                                                      developing online and print marketing materials, and oversee
    MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS CO-OP,                               the logistics of events.
    Coordinate and create reports, newsletters and presentations
    for stakeholders, and use Google Analytics to analyze articles.   ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORY ASSISTANT,
                                                                      REGION OF WATERLOO, CAMBRIDGE
                                                                      Sterilize equipment, maintain analytical instruments, prepare
    FINANCE SYSTEMS CO-ORDINATOR,                                     solutions, and treat chemical and biological wastes generated
    FIBERNETICS CORPORATION, CAMBRIDGE                                during tests.
    Improve the integration of financial and operations systems,
    along with data analysis and reporting for senior management.
                                                                      BUILD ENGINEER, SANDVINE, WATERLOO
                                                                      Contribute improvements and fixes for continuous, automated
    VOLUNTEER MANAGING CO-ORDINATOR,                                  build systems that support the team’s software development
    GEORGIAN BAY FOLK SOCIETY,                                        life cycle.
    Develop policies for screening volunteers, identify risk
    management strategies and deliver training sessions.              AGRIVENTURE COUNSELLOR,
                                                                      STECKLE HERITAGE FARM, KITCHENER
                                                                      Plan, organize and lead educational and recreational
    COMMUNITY EVENTS ASSISTANT,                                       activities and communicate with parents about their
    HEART & STROKE FOUNDATION                                         children’s experiences.
    Promote and support fundraisers and physical activity
    programs, including Big Bike and Jump Rope for Heart.

    Photograph and catalogue artifacts in the museum’s collection
    and cross-check records and inventories.
“Researching and writing
 articles and newsletters while
 working for Kitchener’s Office
 of the Mayor and Council
 allowed me to share important
 information about community
 issues with constituents. The
 job helped me realize that a
 career in government relations
 would be a good use of my
 work experience and academic


     Industry-leading and Innovative
     HONOURS BACHELOR OF BUSINESS                                          INTERNATIONAL CO-OP
     ADMINISTRATION                                                        Students enrolled in co-op may explore work terms with
     Students in the Bachelor of Business Administration program           international employers and receive guidance on securing visas
     learn to work in teams to tackle problems facing today’s              and work permits. Students have recently secured co-op terms in
     businesses and tomorrow’s start-ups. Through class                    Asia, Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States.
     discussions, simulation challenges, case analysis exercises and
     presentations by executives, our business students become             PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
     proficient at solving business problems.                              The time spent on work terms is recognized as part of the
                                                                           experience requirements for the Chartered Professional
     Senior students in the Bachelor of Business Administration
                                                                           Accountant (CPA) designation. Honours Business and
     program choose one of the following concentrations to focus
                                                                           Honours Economics courses may be counted toward several
     their studies:
                                                                           designation programs, including the following:
     • Accounting                            Management
                                                                           • Chartered Financial Analyst
     • Business and Sustainability         • International Business
                                                                           • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
     • Entrepreneurship                    • Marketing
                                                                           • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
     • Finance                             • Marketing
                                                                           • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP):
     • Human Resource                        Communications
                                                                             Entry Level
       Management                          • Supply Chain Management
                                                                           • Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL):
     • Insurance and Risk
                                                                             Professional Level
     The Department of Economics is committed to the
     pursuit of excellence in teaching and research, offering
     interdisciplinary programs that combine a traditional                     Some Business Administration students begin their
     education in economics with the acquisition of skills in                  first work term in September and follow one of the
     accounting, administration or financial management.                       schedules below:
     Students in Economics develop skills in mathematics
                                                                                         Fall (September   Winter               Spring
     and statistical analysis and the ability to convey                         TERM
                                                                                         to December)      (January to April)   (May to August)
     findings powerfully.                                                       YEAR 1   Study Term        Study Term           Break
                                                                                YEAR 2   Study Term        Study Term           Study Term
     Sample Schedule: Honours Business                                          YEAR 3   Work Term 1       Work Term 2          Study Term
     Administration Co-op, Eight-Month Work
                                                                                YEAR 4   Study Term        Work Term 3          Study Term
     Term Beginning In May
                                                                               Note: This schedule works well for accounting firms, which may
                  Fall (September   Winter               Spring
         TERM                                                                  be especially interested in hiring students who complete an
                  to December)      (January to April)   (May to August)
                                                                               eight-month term from September through April with one
         YEAR 1   Study Term        Study Term           Break                 employer and a four-month term the following winter.
         YEAR 2   Study Term        Study Term           Work Term 1                     Fall (September   Winter               Spring
         YEAR 3                                                                          to December)      (January to April)   (May to August)
                  Work Term 2       Study Term           Study Term
                                                                                YEAR 1   Study Term        Study Term           Break
         YEAR 4   Work Term 3       Study Term           Study Term
                                                                                YEAR 2   Study Term        Study Term           Study Term
                                                                                YEAR 3   Work Term 1       Study Term           Work Term 2
                                                                                YEAR 4   Study Term        Work Term 3          Study Term

Sample Schedule: Honours Business Administration Co-op (Including Accounting Concentration)

 TERM        Fall (September to December)              Winter (January to April)                 Spring (May to August)

             • Understanding the Business             • Functional Areas of the Organization
                Environment                            • Introduction to Macroeconomics
             • Introduction to Microeconomics         • Introduction to Financial Accounting
 YEAR 1                                                                                          Break
             • Introduction to Differential and       • Two electives
                Integral Calculus or Calculus I
             • Two electives
             • Financial Management II                 • Business Law
             • Introduction to Marketing              • Managerial Accounting
                Management                             • Business Decision Models
             • Human Resources Management                                                        Work Term 1
                                                       • Two electives
             • Intermediate Accounting I or elective
             • One elective

             • Financial Management II                                                           • Building and Managing Products, Services
             • Introduction to Marketing                                                           and Brands
                Management                                                                       • Operations Management
 YEAR 3      • Human Resources Management              Work Term 2                               • Organizational Behaviour II
             • Intermediate Accounting I or elective                                             • Taxation I or elective
             • One elective                                                                      • Intermediate Accounting II or elective

                                                       • Business Policy I
                                                       • Information Systems Development,       • Business Policy II
                                                          Control and Audit                      • Advanced Management Accounting
 YEAR 4      Work Term 3
                                                       • Auditing                                • Advanced Accounting
                                                       • Taxation II                             • Two electives
                                                       • One elective
Note: Some BBA students are able to complete an eight-month work term from May through December.

Sample Schedule: Honours Economics Co-op

 TERM        Fall (September to December)              Winter (January to April)                 Spring (May to August)

             • Introduction to Microeconomics          • Introduction to Macroeconomics
             • Calculus I                              • Introduction to Financial Accounting
 YEAR 1      • Understanding the Business             • Three electives                         Break
             • One elective

             • Intermediate Microeconomics             • Intermediate Macroeconomics I
             • Introductory Statistics                 • Introductory Econometrics
 YEAR 2      • Financial Management I                  • Economic Writing                        Work Term 1
             • Business Law                            • Managerial Accounting
             • One economics elective                  • One elective

             • Applied Econometrics                                                              • Taxation I or Intermediate Accounting I
             • Intermediate Macroeconomics II                                                    • Intermediate Microeconomics II
 YEAR 3      • Two economics electives                 Work Term 2                               • Financial Management II
             • One elective                                                                      • Two electives

                                                       • Two fourth-year finance courses         • Economics Paper and Seminar
 YEAR 4      Work Term 3                               • Two economics electives                 • Two fourth-year finance courses
                                                       • One elective                            • Two electives


     Business and Economics Co-op Positions

     CONSULTING, AON CANADA,                   HARBOUR ADVISORS/CI                        DEVELOPMENT/SALES CO-OP,
     TORONTO                                   INVESTMENTS, TORONTO                       PROCTER & GAMBLE, TORONTO
     Provide technical and analytical          Create analytical tools to value assets    Conduct research into pricing,
     support, interpret pension plan texts,    and valuation models to screen             distribution and loyalty programs,
     calculate benefit entitlements and        securities for potential investments.      and prepare reports.
     prepare option packages.
                                               MARKETING INTERN, HENKEL                   FINANCIAL ANALYST, RBC CAPITAL
     CO-OP, ALECTRA UTILITIES,                 MISSISSAUGA                                Perform financial modelling, forecasting
     VAUGHAN                                   Lead marketing projects, develop trade     and analysis, and participate in research,
     Assist in controlling the corporate       strategies and analyze data for all        audits and consulting engagements.
     capital budget and provide information    laundry and home-care brands.
     on project costs and estimates.                                                      GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKETS, SALES
                                               DEALER DEVELOPMENT INTERN,                 & TRADING INTERNSHIP,
     AUTOMATION, CAMBRIDGE                     Create presentations and reports on        Assist in preparing client pitches and
     Assist in preparing journal entries and   dealers and organize legal documents.      market commentary, and support staff
     consolidated financial statements and                                                on the trade floor.
     reconciling general ledger accounts.      IT CO-OP, JOHN DEERE CANADA
                                               FINANCIAL INC., OAKVILLE                   SALES ANALYST, SMUCKER FOODS,
     PRODUCT MANAGEMENT                        Analyze and evaluate business practices    MARKHAM
     SPECIALIST, AXONIFY, WATERLOO             and information technology processes.      Review competition, coordinate trade
     Perform customer research, analyze                                                   show events and mine point-of-sales
                                               CPA CO-OP, KPMG, WATERLOO
     market trends and communicate with                                                   data to analyze distribution.
     customers and publishers.                 Analyze and assess clients’ business
                                               processes and internal controls, and       HUMAN RESOURCES
     FINANCIAL SERVICES ANALYST,               recommend areas of improvement             ASSISTANT, STAPLES CANADA,
     BAYER CANADA, TORONTO                                                                RICHMOND HILL
     Analyze accounts, prepare income tax      CONSULTING ANALYST CO-OP,
                                                                                          Co-ordinate performance appraisals,
                                               CAREER REWARDS PRACTICE,
     returns and oversee treasury reporting.                                              maintain a resource library, screen and
                                               MERCER, TORONTO
                                                                                          interview applicants and facilitate
     MARKETING CO-ORDINATOR, D2L               Analyze strategic, financial and
                                                                                          orientation sessions.
     INCORPORATED, KITCHENER                   organizational information about clients
     Draft and post marketing content, track   and conduct research into business         RETIREMENT ACTUARIAL INTERN,
     programs and participate in the design    strategies and compensation practices.     WILLIS TOWERS WATSON,
     of campaigns.                                                                        TORONTO
                                               SUPPLY CHAIN CO-OP, PEPSICO
                                                                                          Provide actuarial support on health and
                                               CANADA, CAMBRIDGE
                                                                                          group benefits or retirement programs
                                               Co-ordinate packaging, implement
                                                                                          and perform pricing analyses.
                                               efficiency initiatives and build
                                               scheduling tools.

“While promoting
 Canada Dry as a brand
 marketer at Keurig
 Dr Pepper, I gained
 hands-on experience
 running a targeted PR
 campaign, executing
 sample activations and
 onboarding creative


     Students enrolled in their second year of double degree programs, where both programs are at Laurier,
     may choose to accept admission to co-op.

     In addition to the business courses shown in the chart below, students in the Business Administration
     and Computer Science double degree program take the following courses:

     • Introduction to Programming                                         •   Database I
     • Data Structures I and II                                            •   Algorithm Design and Analysis I
     • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming                         •   Operating Systems
     • Digital Electronics                                                 •   Software Engineering
     • Introductory Linear Algebra                                         •   Computer Networks
     • Introduction to Differential and Integral                           •   Foundations of Computing
       Calculus or Calculus I                                              •   Ethics and Professional Practice in Computer Science
     • Windows Application Programming                                     •   Nine additional computer science courses
     • Introduction to Microprocessors

     Sample Schedule: Business and Computer Science Double Degree Co-op
          TERM       Fall (September - December)       Winter (January - April)         Spring (May - August)

                                                                                        • Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
                                                       Study Term                          for Management
          YEAR 1     Study Term                                                            or
                                                                                           Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
                                                                                           for Management

          YEAR 2     Study Term                        Study Term                       Work Term 1

                                                                                        • Business Decision Models
                                                                                        • Differential Equations I
          YEAR 3     Study Term                        Work Term 2                      • Introduction to Analysis
                                                                                        • Intermediate Accounting or
                                                                                        • One non-business elective

          YEAR 4     Work Term 3                       Study Term                       Study Term

          YEAR 5     Study Term                        Study Term

                               Note: Business and Computer Science students may complete an optional fourth work term.

          YEAR 5     Work Term 4                       Study Term                       Study Term

     WHAT EMPLOYERS SAY                                                   “For several years, Mercer has hired co-op students
     “Our recent student surpassed our                                     from Laurier and is extremely impressed with the
      expectations of a co-op student and has                              quality of candidates it produces. We give co-op
      been operating at an analyst level. We                               students the accountability and autonomy to be
      experienced a seamless transition as she                             creative in their roles. This allows them to build
      came into the group and had a highly                                 relevant skills, and allows us to develop our future
      enjoyable experience.”                                               talent pool; several members of our team are
                                                                           previous Laurier co-ops!”
Sample Schedule: Business (BBA) and Financial Mathematics (BA) Double Degree Co-op
  TERM     Fall (September - December)               Winter (January - April)                 Spring (May - August)

           •U  nderstanding the Business            • Functional Areas of                   • Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
              Environment                               the Organization                         for Management
           • Introduction to Financial Accounting   • Introduction to Macroeconomics           or
                                                                                                 Intermediate Microecconomic Analysis
  YEAR 1   • Introduction to Microeconomics         • Introduction to Mathematical Proofs
                                                                                                 for Management
           • Calculus I                              • Introduction to Mathematics for
           • Introductory Linear Algebra                Finance
                                                     • Calculus II

           • Business Law                            • Financial Management I
           • Managerial Accounting                   • Organizational Behaviour I
           • Introduction to Programming             • Multivariable Calculus
  YEAR 2                                                                                      Work Term 1
           • Linear Algebra                          • Introduction to Statistics
           • Probability I                           • Financial Mathematics I

           • Introduction to Marketing                                                       • Business Decision Models
             Management                                                                       • Differential Equations I
           • Human Resources Management                                                       • Introduction to Analysis
  YEAR 3   • Financial Management II                 Work Term 2                              • Intermediate Accounting I
           • Financial Mathematics II                                                            or one non-business elective
           • Probability II

                                                     • Building and Managing Products,       • Introduction to Management Information
                                                        Services and Brands                      Systems or Information Systems
                                                     • Operations Management                     Development, Control and Audit
                                                     • Organizational Behaviour II            • Business Policy I
  YEAR 4   Work Term 3                               • Intermediate Accounting II            • Two business electives
                                                        or one elective                       • One math or statistics elective
                                                     • Numerical Analysis
                                                        or Computational Methods
                                                        for Data Analysis

           • Introduction to Stochastic Calculus     • Financial Mathematics III
           • One elective                            • Business Policy II
  YEAR 5                                             • Three business electives
                                                     • Four math or statistics electives

WHAT EMPLOYERS SAY                                                          “I continue to have my expectations exceeded
“Laurier students stick out in an amazing way                                by the quality, professionalism and well-
 in terms of their experience and knowledge of                               rounded individuals that I hire through the
 the investing field. The teaching is very strong,                           Laurier co-op program. I look forward to the
 the co-op program is exceptional and the                                    continued partnership between Laurier and
 Laurier Student Investment Fund is one of the                               Deloitte as well as the future talent that will
 best investment team experiences for students                               come through the program.”
 in Canada.”                                                                  DYLAN CLEARY, SENIOR MANAGER
                                                                              DELOITTE CANADA

“At Kraft Berger LLP I learned
                                                                     accounting processes, and at
                                                                     OMAFRA, I analyzed data and
                                                                     statistics. My co-op experience
                                                                     inspired me to pursue a career that
                                                                     requires knowledge of business and
                                                                     proficiency in computer science.”
                                                                      MALIN PHO,
                                                                      BBA & COMPUTING,
                                                                      CLASS OF 2020

     WHAT EMPLOYERS SAY                                          WHAT STUDENTS SAY
     “The Laurier co-op program continues to exceed              “My work terms at GO Transit, RBC and
      our expectations. The quality of the students, their        Royal Canin helped me determine the kind
      ability to take initiative to learn and grow, and           of company I want to work for in the future.
      their desire to make an impact has been incredible.         I was able to gain a competitive edge before
      The students not only thrive in our culture, but            graduation, establish relationships with industry
      they have each been able to lead significant                professionals and explore potential careers.”
      projects and provide insights that have benefited           MANDIRA MAHAJAN,
      our business, and made us a better team.“                   BBA AND FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS,
                                                                  CLASS OF 2020


Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
and University of Waterloo
(BCS)                                                                 (BMATH)
Students in the double degree program in Business                     Students in the double degree program in Business
Administration and Computer Science take business                     Administration and Mathematics take business courses at
courses at Laurier and computer science courses at the                Laurier and math courses at the University of Waterloo. In
University of Waterloo.                                               senior years, students may specialize in Actuarial Science;
                                                                      Combinatorics and Optimization; Computational
In addition to the business courses shown in the chart on             Mathematics; Mathematical Finance;
page 11, students in the Business and Computer Science                Pure Mathematics; Statistics; or Computer Science.
double degree program take the following courses:
                                                                      In addition to the business courses shown in the chart
•    Designing Functional Programs                                    below, students in the Business and Mathematics double
•    Elementary Algorithm Design and Data Abstraction                 degree program take the following courses:
•    Introduction to Optimization
•    Data Structures and Data Management                              •   Linear Algebra or Applied Algebra I & II
•    Logic and Computation                                            •   Calculus III or Introduction to Combinatorics
•    Object-Oriented Software Development                             •   Probability
•    Foundations of Sequential Programs                               •   Introduction to Computer Science I and II
•    Computer Organization and Design                                 •   Introductory Financial Mathematics
•    Introduction to Combinatorics                                    •   Survey Sampling and Experimental Design
•    Algorithms                                                           Techniques for Business
•    Operating Systems                                                •   Statistics
•    Information Systems Management                                   •   Introduction to Optimization
                                                                      •   Management of Information Systems
                                                                      •   Applied Linear Models and Process Improvement
                                                                          for Business

Sample Schedule: Laurier and Waterloo Double Degree Co-op
    TERM    Fall (September - December)             Winter (January - April)                Spring (May - August)

    YEAR 1 Study Term                               Study Term                              Break

    YEAR 2 Study Term                               Work Term 1                             Study Term

           • Introduction to Marketing Management
           • Human Resources Management
    YEAR 3 • Financial Management II                Work Term 2                             Study Term
           • Financial Mathematics II
           • Probability II

    YEAR 4 Work Term 3 or Study Term                Work Term 3 or Study Term               Study Term

    YEAR 5 Optional Work Term 4 or Study Term       Study Term                              Study Term


     Students in the BTM program are equipped with traditional business skills, the latest knowledge of technology and courses in
     leadership and liberal arts. They learn to assess the value technology brings to an organization and how it can best be integrated
     with existing systems. Laurier’s BTM program has been accredited by the Information Technology Association of Canada.

     Sample Schedule: BTM Co-op

      TERM    Fall (September - December)              Winter (January - April)                    Spring (May - August)

             • Business in a Networked Society         • Math for BTM
             • Communication Skills for Leadership     • Information Technology
             • Introduction to Strategic Management   • Introduction to Strategic
      YEAR 1                                                                                       Break
                and Decision-Making                      Management and Decision-Making
             • Introduction to Microeconomics          • Introduction to Macroeconomics
             • Academic Literacy: Social Sciences      • Elective

                                                       • Business Intelligence
             • Marketing                                                                           • Systems Analysis and Design
                                                         and Data Visualization
             • Introduction to Financial Accounting                                                • Data and Knowledge Management
                                                       • Business and Technology Law
      YEAR 2 • Statistics for Management                                                           • Organizational Theory and Change
                                                       • Software Development
             • Modernity and the Contemporary World                                                • Ethics, Technology and Organizations
                                                       • Introduction to Managerial Accounting
             • Elective                                                                            • Elective
                                                       • Elective

                                                                                                   • Operations Management
                                                                                                   • Fundamentals of Finance
                                                                                                   • Information Systems Project
      YEAR 3 Work Term 1                               Work Term 2
                                                                                                   • Technology and Innovation Management
                                                                                                   • Elective

                                                                                                   • Business Strategy
                                                       • Enterprise Architecture
      YEAR 4 Work Term 3                                                                           • Management of Information Systems
                                                       • Four electives
                                                                                                   • Three electives

     WHAT EMPLOYERS SAY                                                  “We appreciate the partnership that RBC
     “At Meridian we are building our co-op program                       Technology & Operations has with Laurier to
      as a way of giving back to the community while                      provide meaningful co-op opportunities for their
      at the same time building new relationships and                     BTM co-op students. The relationship is one of
      adding value to some of our existing business                       mutual success – we enjoy the fresh perspectives
      groups and support teams. Working with Laurier                      and eager attitudes they bring to our teams, and
      gives us streamlined access to a top-tier pool of                   students leave their work terms with broadened
      talented candidates and enables Meridian to                         horizons and expanded professional networks.”
      continue to grow our co-op program with ease.”                       SARAH LAW, SENIOR MANAGER, EARLY TALENT ACQUISITION,
                                                                           T&O, ROYAL BANK OF CANADA

Changemaking Students
BACHELOR OF DESIGN,                                                 Sample Schedule: User Experience Design
                                                                             Fall (September -   Winter              Spring
Laurier UXD students gain in-depth knowledge of design              TERM
                                                                             December)           (January - April)   (May - August)
thinking, information architecture, interface design, interaction
                                                                    YEAR 1 Study Term            Study Term          Break
design, usability testing and product research and development.
They develop strong technical skills in lab and studio              YEAR 2 Study Term            Study Term          Break
environments, and can apply their skills in industry, government    YEAR 3 Study Term            Study Term          Work Term Begins
or community organizations during their extended work term.
                                                                             Work Term Begins    Work Term           Work Term
                                                                    YEAR 4
                                                                             or Continues        Continues           Continues
                                                                    YEAR 5 Study Term            Study Term

                                                           MATTHEW RAINES,
                                                           BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
                                                           CLASS OF 2018

     FACULTY OF ARTS                                                    LAZARIDIS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
                                                                        AND ECONOMICS
     IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES                                           MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
     Co-op students in the MA in Communication Studies                  (MBA)
     program contribute expertise to non-profit organizations,          The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics full-time
     the public sector, community groups and organizations in           MBA with co-op program is designed for high-calibre,
     creative industries. Students study theoretical concepts and       recent graduates with less than two years of work
     research methods in communication studies and may also             experience. Laurier uses a seamless, holistic style to deliver
     take courses in critical theory, video game studies, and risk,     the integrated core courses: Strategic Management,
     media and science.                                                 Marketing, Financial Management, Organizational Behaviour,
                                                                        Operation Management, Economics, Accounting and
     Sample Schedule: MA in Communication Studies
                                                                        Business Analytics. All MBA students explore management
               Fall (September -       Winter             Spring        issues within the voluntary sector of the economy while
                  December)        (January - April)   (May - August)
                                                                        providing field-based community service during a not-for-
      YEAR 1     Study Term          Study Term         Work Term       profit practicum.
      YEAR 2     Study Term          Study Term
                                                                        MASTER OF FINANCE (MFIN)
                                                                        MFin prepares students to pursue finance positions that
                                                                        demand extensive financial knowledge and excellent
                                                                        quantitative research skills. Students are equipped to
                                                                        conduct expert analysis in equities, fixed incomes, derivative
     MABE students apply economic principles to
                                                                        products, corporate finance and portfolio management. The
     macroeconomic policy-making, strategic planning,
                                                                        program’s core courses include Investment Management,
     international trade, labour market analysis, finance and
                                                                        Fixed Income Analysis, Economics and Quantitative
     business problems. MABE courses include Microeconomics,
                                                                        Methods, Advanced Corporate Finance, and Financial
     Econometrics, Forecasting, Time Series Analysis and
                                                                        Reporting and Analysis.
     Survey Design.
                                                                        The MFin is part of the CFA Institute University
                                                                        Recognition Program.
     Sample Schedule: MABE Co-op
               Fall (September -       Winter             Spring
                  December)        (January - April)   (May - August)
      YEAR 1     Study Term          Study Term         Work Term 1     Sample Schedule: MBA And MFin Co-op
      YEAR 2    Work Term 2          Study Term                                   Fall (September -       Winter             Spring
                                                                                     December)        (January - April)   (May - August)
                                                                         YEAR 1     Study Term         Work Term 1         Study Term

                                                                         YEAR 2    Work Term 2          Study Term
     “The Lazaridis MBA Co-op program gave me the
      opportunity to work in a strategy role and assist                 WHAT EMPLOYERS SAY
      with change management in the Information                         “I am extremely pleased with the contributions
      Management and Technology portfolio at                             Laurier co-op students have made to the
      SickKids Hospital. Having learned about project                    Corporate Sales Team. They are willing to take
      management, analytics, and strategic planning                      on all projects, and complete them on time with
      in class, I felt empowered in my ability to make                   unmatched results.”
      meaningful contributions to the hospital.”
                                                                         CHIRINE BEN AMOR, CORPORATE PLANNING MANAGER,
      ESTHER CHEUNG, MBA, CLASS OF 2020                                  PARMALAT CANADA
   MASTER OF APPLIED COMPUTING (MAC)                               Sample Schedule: MAC Co-op
   The MAC program offers students an advanced computing                    Fall (September -       Winter             Spring
   degree with theoretical and practical knowledge of mobile                   December)        (January - April)   (May - August)
   computing, enterprise computing and data mining.                YEAR 1     Study Term          Study Term         Work Term 1

   Courses include data analysis, practical algorithm design and   YEAR 2    Work Term 2          Study Term
   seminar in technology entrepreneurship.




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