“Hiring co-op students from U of T Scarborough’s neuroscience co-op program over the past 10 years has been a significant benefit to my research laboratory. The students come with excellent training and a great foundation in neuroscience allowing them to hit the ground running. Their eagerness to learn and better understand the research process is energizing. I highly recommend the program and look forward to continuing to recruit excellent students in the future.” Dr. Tom Schweizer, Director, Neuroscience Research Program | St. Michael’s Hospital

“My co-op degree allowed me to hit the ground running by applying new technologies and industry best practices, thinking critically, and approaching new challenges with innovative solutions.” Brian Chen (BSc 2019 Computer Science Co-op) - Work Terms: Salesforce, Riot Games, Dessa, Trent University

“UTSC students have been outstanding contributors to our business by developing innovative solutions, demonstrating a willingness to learn, and collaborating with many cross-functional business partners. We have been pleased to have several students choose to kick start their full-time careers at Johnson & Johnson.” Stacey HachigianManager, SC Strategy & PMO Process Johnson & Johnson

“As a City Studies student, I have learned the foundations of investigation and critical analysis of issues facing our environment, and how the application of urban planning tools – ranging from local to national – can have significant impacts. I’ve studied policy, planning, and community development issues with a co-op experience that helped me to apply these approaches in a hands-on way.” Valerie Tan (BA 2019 City Studies Co-op) - Work Term: Ministry of Environment & Climate Change

“Molson Coors has been fortunate to hire UTSC students who, without exception, have been energetic, proficient, inquisitive, and bright. We value the diverse styles and perspectives students give rise to, which drives us to innovative—meeting customer needs today and anticipating the ones they’ll have tomorrow.” Jagdeep Shako, Finance Manager – FP&A, Planning and Consolidations, Molson Coors

Student Profile: Lesson learned from a Public Policy Co-op Grad Hazelmae Valenzuela (BA 2019 Public Policy) shared on how she leveraged the experiences she gained through co-op and as a student leader on campus to land a full-time job in as a policy research associate after graduation

“I appreciated the innovation and leadership demonstrated by the Co-op office as we partnered to create Rouge National Urban Park’s first-ever mobile app; a project that was led and implemented by 6 students, all hired through the Co-op program.” Omar Mcdadi, Acting Superintendent of Rouge National Urban Park | Parks Canada

“My first work term at Deloitte provided me with training, but I was immediately sent into the field and learned about a multitude of industries, trying my hand at 12 different client engagements. My learning experience with Deloitte is largely responsible for shaping my career direction.” Ben Dhanushan (BBA candidate 2019 Management Co-op Specialist in Accounting)

“As a health regulator, UTSC co-op students have greatly assisted us in carrying out our mandate to protect the public interest by working on projects that involved governance, communications, policy research and policy development. We highly recommend this program, and want to thank the Co-op Office for their tremendous assistance - scheduling interviews and hiring students was efficient and quick every year.” Judith M. Rigby, CPA, CGA, Registrar and CEO | College of Dental Technologists of Ontario
Experiential Learning at U of T
Students at the University of Toronto having plenty of options to "learn by doing." Experiential learning allows you to learn new skills, understand workplace practices, acquire new knowledge, and explore your academic experiences outside the classroom.