Arts and Social Sciences Co-op connects students to a diverse range of job opportunities and employers. Developing practical and professional skills, building a network of contacts and references, and gaining valuable job search and interview tools and experience – that’s the Co-op advantage.

The skills and abilities that Arts and Social Sciences students are known for – from critical thinking and communications, to research and analysis - are highly-regarded by managers and organizations in all sectors. With Co-op, you’ll be exploring career options, earning a competitive income and building your resume before you graduate.

Students

If you’re ready to apply, click the button below to complete your online co-op application. The Prospective Students section has important eligibility and program information to know before you apply.

Employers

Looking to hire an Arts & Social Sciences student? Click the button below to learn more information.

Undergraduates

Apply by Work in
February 1st Fall
June 1st Spring
October 1st Summer

Masters

Apply by Work in
February 1st Fall
June 1st Spring
September 20th Summer

Co-op Student Stage

What Co-op stage are you at? Select the one that applies to you:

Prospective Students

New Students

Seeking Students

Working Students

Student Testimonials

"As a criminology student trying to figure out my future career path, I decided to look at my options before I graduate and try Co-op. I was able to go out of my comfort zone and gain experience in a wide-range of jobs related to my field. I am thankful to the Co-op coordinators for providing quality support and helping me achieve my goal of working for a federal government agency."

- Matthew M., Criminology Major, Psych Minor. Three Co-op terms in not-for-profit sector and federal government

"I have no idea where I would be career-wise if I hadn’t joined Co-op. I learned how to manage remote teams, presented to senior-level executives, and even filed a provisional patent. Co-op also helped me realize that I love the fast pace and competitive nature of the private sector. This was advantageous because I had an idea of what I liked and didn’t like in a career and could leverage this knowledge instead of going blindly into a job with false expectations after graduating."

- Dorothy N., Political Science Major and Certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, SFU alumni 2018. Three Co-op terms in high-tech and banking

Drop-in Hours

Effective immediately co-op drop in hours will be conducted via phone:

  • Tuesdays 1:30–3:30, by phone (Victoria Cottell - 778-782-9701) or (Luisa Hallam - 778-782-5839).

Please e-mail artscoop@sfu.ca if you have any inquiries outside of the above drop in hours or to request an appointment with a coordinator. Provide a couple of date and time options and whether you would prefer a phone video meeting. We will check our schedule and reply to you with a confirmed appointment date and time.

Application Fee and Practicum Tuition

Please note you pay practicum tuition ONLY when you have secured a Co-op work term. You must pay the tuition for EVERY semester which you are working.

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