Communication Co-op

Liesl Jurock

Communication Co-op Coordinator

  • Burnaby Campus K 9661
  • Phone: 778-782-5542
  • fax: 778-782-4024

Marcia Shimizu

Communication Co-op Coordinator

  • Burnaby Campus K 9669
  • Phone: 778-782-3862
  • fax: 778-782-4024


Sangita Mudaliar

Communication Co-op Program Assistant

  • Burnaby Campus K 9665
  • Phone 778-782-5367
  • fax: 778-782-4024


Communication Co-op is about experiential learning. It’s about putting into practice the theories that you learn in the classroom and about gaining work experience related to your studies. On your co-op work terms you’ll explore new opportunities and make industry connections.

Students alternate academic semesters with co-op semesters to gain communications-related experience. Typically, students work full-time at paid positions for four or eight months. You will be encouraged to work three or more terms.

Looking for experience in any of these areas?

  • media & public relations & corporate communications
  • writing and design for the web and for print
  • publication design
  • interviewing and feature writing
  • event planning
  • marketing communications
  • public speaking
  • policy research
  • technical writing and documentation
  • communication planning
  • public consultation
  • crisis communications
  • and so much more!

Here’s what we know about Communication Co-op grads from previous surveys:

  • 88% were currently employed on a full-time basis
  • 63% found employment as a direct result of their co-op experience – they were employed by former co-op employers or through a contact they met while on a work-term
  • the top three fields of employment were: marketing, employee communications, and public relations