Why Co-op?

Co-operative education is a unique program based on a partnership between the University of Toronto, the student, and the employer.

The Major (Co-op) Program in Public Policy allows you to:

  • gain valuable professional experience
  • explore the various fields in which public policy can be applied
  • identify a career path that best matches your interests and skills
  • apply theories and approaches you’ve learned in the classroom to real world problems
  • improve your interviewing skills and promote yourself to prospective employers
  • finance your education through paid work terms
  • explore career options and network with potential employers
  • gain a competitive edge when going out into the workforce after graduation

Practical work placements alternate with study terms. Work placements begin in January, May or September for 4 month work terms.

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