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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

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Co-op for History (BA) Students

When you are completing the History (BA) program, you'll develop important workplace skills, whether you are working towards a career in business, education or the non-profit sector. You’ll learn to challenge assumptions, communicate effectively, think critically and work cooperatively. Most importantly, you’ll be able to put ideas and issues into local, global and historical perspectives.

How Faculty of Arts Co-op Works

Co-op gives you the opportunity to develop skills and gain real-world experience while completing paid work terms lasting 12 to 16 weeks.

You apply for admission to co-op in first year and may be eligible for an admission interview early in your second year.

If you are admitted to co-op, you will get assistance with career planning, job search and interview preparation through the Fundamentals of Co-operative Education course. You will then apply to job postings and attend interviews

Interested? Learn more about applying to co-op.

Course Sequencing

The Faculty of Arts co-op program includes work terms in the spring after your second and third years of study.

Work/Study Sequence, Arts Co-op
Year  Fall (Sept. to Dec.) Winter (Jan. to April) Spring (May to August)
One Study Term Study Term Break 
Two Study Term Study Term Work Term
Three Study Term Study Term Work Term
Four Study Term Study Term

Sample Arts Co-op Jobs

  • Technical Writer, Ericsson Canada, Mississauga – Gather technical information, and write and edit high-quality technical product documentation.
  • Marketing and Communications Co-op, Fairventures, Kitchener – Coordinate and create reports, newsletters and presentations for stakeholders, and use Google Analytics to analyze articles.
  • Volunteer Managing Coordinator, Georgian Bay Folk Society, Owen Sound – Develop policies for screening volunteers, identify risk management strategies and deliver training sessions.
  • Community Events Assistant, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Kitchener – Promote and support fundraisers and physical activity programs, including Big Bike and Jump Rope for Heart.
  • Cataloguer, Muskoka Lakes Museum, Port Carling – Photograph and catalogue artifacts in the museum’s collection and cross-check records and inventories.
  • Events and Social Media Co-ordinator, Reception House Waterloo Region, Kitchener – Promote fundraising and refugee awareness events by developing online and print marketing materials and oversee event logistics.
  • Agriventure Counsellor, Steckle Heritage Farm, Kitchener – Plan, organize and lead educational and recreational activities, and communicate with parents about their children’s experiences.

Sample Arts Co-op Employers 

  • KW Habilitation
  • Kerry’s Place Autism Services
  • KidsAbility
  • Philips Canada
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • United Way Waterloo Region Communities
  • Waterloo Region Museum

Salary Information

Check out the average weekly salary data for students in Faculty of Arts co-ops. This data is available for your reference. Employers decide students’ salary.

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