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Co-op programs grow by leaps and bounds in arts and sciences

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.

Student engineer makes plans for space station and her future

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 space station.

Employers say co-ops wise investment

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.

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