Through SFU’s Co-operative Education option, Data Science students have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience related to their academic studies as well as form contacts with people working in their field. Co-op is strongly encouraged for Data Science students. Students can graduate with up to 20 months of work experience.

Meet the Data Science Co-op Coordinator:  Stuart Billings

Stuart works with Data Science students to help prepare them for the various aspects of their co-op placement. This ranges from organizing co-op workshops, to securing a work placement, to visiting students in their new positions and ensuring they are having a positive experience.

If you are a student and have questions about Data Science Co-op, or if you are an employer and would like to join our database of industry partners, please contact Stuart via e-mail at or by phone at 778.782.5934.

To book an appointment with Stuart click here.