The M.A. Co-op Option

Co-operative Education is an optional program that integrates degree-relevant, paid work experience with academic study. MA Economic students who participate in Co-op will have the opportunity to apply newly developed skills in a practical context, while building a network of professional contacts.

The SFU Co-operative Education preparatory curriculum prepares students for learning in the workplace by providing students with the skills, knowledge and tools necessary for the transition between the classroom and the workplace. Students also learn valuable self-marketing skills, how to write effective resumes and cover letters, and develop enhanced interview skills. One-on-one support is available from Co-op staff and students gain access to exclusive Co-op postings that begin in summer (May to August).

MA Economics students must apply to the Arts Co-op Program in the fall of their 1st semester of study at SFU.  Before applying to the Arts Co-op Program, MA Economic students must meet with Eva Lewis, Masters Co-op Program Coordinator, to discuss eligibility and program expectations.  Please make an appointment with Eva via email or phone  - or  778 782 5751. 

To learn more about our program, please visit our website at

IMPORTANT:  To be eligible for the Co-op program, you must have a minimum CGPA of 3.00 at the end of the fall semester.