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CO-OP/Practicum Information

Are you a current Business Administration (BA) program student who would like to gain program-related industry experience to help jump-start your career? 

You can enhance your education through an optional co-operative education (co-op) placement. The 15-week paid co-op placement provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Apply the knowledge gained in your academic studies to a workplace environment
  • Gain valuable industry experience
  • Make industry contacts
  • Attain a competitive advantage for job search upon graduation
  • Gain practical knowledge about the workplace environment, including expectations, behaviour and ethics required to be successful.
  • Receive a BA Co-op Program diploma
There are a limited number of co-op placements each year (approximately 60), and the number of placements allocated to each BA major may vary from year to year. 

You will be competing for admission to the COOP program based on program grade point average (GPA) and interviews with potential employers. (Because of this competitive nature, not all students will secure a placement and placements are not guaranteed).

If you successfully secure a co-op placement, you will register into an additional term (Term 5) and be assessed tuition fees. Payment of the tuition fees will be required prior to the start of your co-op placement. These fees cover:

  • Work placement development
  • Pre-employment instruction
  • Employment related monitoring including support from and evaluation by RRC Polytech’s Work Integrated Learning Coordinator during and after your placement


Annual application deadline: September 15

APPLY to the optional co-op placement if:

    • You have successfully completed Term 1 and Term 2:
    • Have a minimum BA program GPA of 3.0
    • Have a Minimum grade of B in all program communication courses
Applicants will be ranked in descending order of program GPA and offers of conditional admission will be issued to successful applicants until all conditional seats are filled. 

Once you have received a conditional admission, you will be required to maintain your eligibility by complete the following:

    • Successfully completing all courses from Term 3 and Term 4
    • Minimum BA program GPA of 3.0 
    • Completing the COOP preparation course
    • Securing a co-op placement through an interview process
Once all requirements have been met, you will be officially admitted to the Co-op program.

If you are not successful in meeting the above requirements or securing a co-op placement, your non-refundable co-op program application will be cancelled and you will remain in the regular BA program.


Students considering the Co-op program or employers interested in offering a placement may contact:

Brian Rochat
Phone: 204-230-1429
Email: brochat@rrc.ca
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