Information for Employers
Economics Co-op is one of seven disciplines covered under the "umbrella" Social Sciences Co-op program. Co-op is an innovative learning strategy that integrates practical experience with academic studies. Employers are an integral partner in the education process. Co-op is a cost-effective and flexible strategy for recruiting bright, motivated student employees.
Economics students from all degree levels (undergraduate, masters and doctoral) participate in the program, which means that students with a wide range and depth of skills are available to meet employers' needs for short- term projects or ongoing activities. Economics students may undertake four or eight- month work terms commencing in September, January or May.
Economics students come with an impressive "tool kit". At the undergraduate level, students are fluent with standard office software programs and statistical software. They can write simple programs and manipulate data. Their mathematical abilities are well developed, and include a solid grasp of statistics and probability. They have a good understanding of macro and microeconomic theory. Co-op students at the graduate level have the skills noted above, plus additional training in micro and macroeconomics, advanced statistics and mathematics, cost-benefit analysis, and econometrics. Most graduate students teach labs in the Department, enabling them to further develop their communication and organizational skills.
Economics students have completed successful Co-op terms with a wide range of public and private sector organizations in Victoria, and across Canada.
Ready to hire a co-op student?
The hiring process is simple. The details, and an online job description form, may be accessed via the Social Sciences Co-op website
Or, to speak with someone about hiring an Economics student, contact the Social Sciences Co-op office at 250-721-8689 or email@example.com.
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