Careers & Co-op
During your program, you’ll probably start thinking about how to prepare for a career. Co-op is a great way to gain work experience in your field before you graduate. The university also provides career planning resources to help you plan your path.
Optional Co-op Program
If you’re still in the first year of your program, there’s still time to apply for co-op. Check out the basics:
Programs Available: All three programs offer an optional co-op stream: Biology, Biomedical Sciences and Chemistry
Benefits of Co-op: Embed paid, full-time, real-world work experience into your degree program. Build a professional network. Explore different roles and employers to find out what you enjoy most.
Program Length: Co-op adds one extra year to your program
Work/Study Terms: You’ll work up to 20 months full-time, with work terms typically lasting 16 weeks each.
When to Apply: In Spring following first year. The Toronto Met Career & Co-op Centre website provides specific dates..
Check out some of the employers and roles that our co-op students have worked with.
Find out: Is co-op right for you?
“I've gained some great work experience through the SCI999 research practicum, [TMU] 's Career Boost program, and my co-op program, including a placement at a major pharmaceutical company. All of these experiences have really boosted my skills and confidence.”
Get ready to launch your career. Check out the support services available at the Toronto Metropolitan Career & Co-op Centre, including:
- Science-focused advising from the Faculty of Science’s own Career Education Specialist
- Workshops to develop 21st century workplace skills
- Tools to prepare a job search strategy
- Professional networking events and career fairs, such as the Annual STEM Career Fair
Tip: You can access career services, up to five years after graduation.