There's a buzz about co-op programs on campus.
Students are clamoring after the valuable skills and experience to be gained
from work terms that bridge the academic world and the world of work.
For Jenny Koo, the most stressful part of her co-op work term is the commute from West Vancouver to the spacious Richmond headquarters of systems engineers MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA).
Koo is an electrical engineering student working on software for a remote
manipulator system that will be Canada's contribution to a planned international
If payrolls are any indication, more and more employers think co-op programs
make good business sense. UBC's 1,100 co-op students together will earn $9 million
in wages this year.