The MMASc program connects students to relevant industry partners to facilitate applied learning and professional network development and to give students an edge as they pursue career opportunities.
Students have the option of participating in the MMASc Co-op program for a term. The MMASc program places great importance on ensuring all interested students are able to participate, but there is no guarantee that a student will secure a placement. Several events will be hosted throughout the year to assist with resume building, job search and interviewing skills. In combination with assistance from program personnel, students must actively seek out individual opportunities that align with their interests.
Employers report that relevant, successful work experience is the top consideration when hiring recent graduates. By integrating co-operative education (co-op) opportunities into this program, our students gain practical work experience, enhance their resumes, improve employability skills and explore their career options – all of which will help provide Western graduates with the skills and tools required to become leaders in their respective fields.
The co-op component of the MMASc is a 12-week placement with one of our carefully selected industry partners where students gain hands-on experience in a supervised workplace environment.
While we expect most students to have an co-op, students also have the option of completing a Major Research project (MRP). For more information on MRPs, please visit Specialty Fields.
Co-op opportunities in the workplace will provide Western graduates with a competitive edge when they enter the workforce. Co-ops help to facilitate a deeper understanding of the subject matter being explored in the classroom by fostering critical thinking skills and application of knowledge.
For more information on the MMASc Co-op Program, please visit Students (Frequently Asked Questions).