Co-op Education

Gain Related Work Experience  

Co-op is great way to get career-related experience and help finance your education. As a Co-op student you will alternate academic semesters with full-time work placements, allowing you to earn money while building skills in your chosen field. 

Interested in learning more?  Check out the information below and on the FENV co-op page.

Why Participate in Co-op?

  • Get access to a variety of paid, quality jobs (many of which are not available to non-co-op students)
  • Try out different kinds of jobs and job settings to find out what you like best
  • Hone your interviewing skills through practice sessions and feedback with co-op staff
  • Create a concise and effective résumé
  • Build a network of professional contacts
  • Understand how what you are learning in class applies in the real world
  • Gain experience working in local, national and international markets
  • For visa students, get access to paid off-campus Canadian work experience

Co-op Student Profiles

Akmal Aslam

BC Ministry of Forests, Surface Water Team

Savanna Yan

BC Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC)

Caitlyn Mackie

Teck Resources Ltd. (Cardinal River Mine)

Jonathan Ling

Agency for Cooperative Housing

Isabel Nelson

FrontCounter BC (Fish & Wildlife)

Rayleen Wilson

Talisker Resources (Bralorne Project)

Transfer students

If you are transferring from another college or university, you are encouraged to contact FENV Co-op during your first term at SFU to determine your eligibility and ensure that you will have time to participate in the program.  Please see eligibility requirements below and on the FENV Co-op Prospective Student page.

Ready to Join?

For additional information including admission requirements, visit the FENV Co-op page or contact:

If you require assistance, please contact:

The Science & Environment Co-op Program Assistant: or 778-782-4716


Acting Environment Co-op Coordinator Magnus Billings:

*Note - students must have less than 80 units, including the current semester's enrollment, and a cgpa of 2.75 or higher in order to be eligible.