Employers

Recreation and Sport Management Diploma Co-operative Education

Students at VIU campus gym

Benefits of Hiring a VIU Student

It is generally recognized that stduents benefit from co-ops, but what are the benefits to the employers?

VIU students contiribute in a variety of ways:

  1. They are an ideal source of employees to fill seasonal requirements, staff leaves or for short-term projects.
  2. They can often bring a unique skill set, interest and perceptive to a project that may not be evident in current employees.
  3. They can alleviate future recruitment challenges, reducing potential hiring, on-boarding and training costs.
  4. They can facilitate a bridge between the employer and VIU, and subsequently the employer can offer valuable feedback regarding course curricula and content.
  5. They provide an employer, the opportunity to mentor a bright and enthusiastic student, and potentially take part in the training of a future colleague.
  6. They bring fresh and enthusiastic ideas to the organization and can positively influence staff morale.
  7. Employers can improve their community image and therefore increasing and improving the organizations profile with the public.

Adapted from; The Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (2016) and Work Experience: What’s in it for Employers? (2010).

Posting a Position

Employers are encouraged to post any co-op or job positions through the CareerVIU website.