Tourism Diploma Co-operative Education

Recent Co-op Partners in Learning

  • Tourism Powell River
  • Tourism Tofino
  • Nanaimo Economic Development Centre
  • Living Forest Oceanside Campground
  • Rocky Mountaineer
  • Banff Springs Hotel
  • Second Beach Concession Stanley Park
  • Vancouver Island Exhibition
  • FlyOver Canada
  • Poets Cove Resort and Spa
  • Harrison Hot Springs
  • Manning Park Resort
  • Saudi Commission for Tourism &National Heritage
  • BC Forest Discovery Centre
  • Cowichan Visitor Centre
  • Hotel Barceló Illetas Albatros
  • Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre
  • Fort Steele Camp Ground
  • Sea Legs Kayaking
  • Painted Turtle Guest House
  • Norre Dame Kobe

Many more ...

Benefits of Hiring a VIU Student

It is generally recognized that students benefit from co-ops, but what are the benefits to the Partners in Learning?

VIU students contribute in a variety of ways;

  • They are an ideal source of employees to fill seasonal requirements, staff leaves or for short-term projects.
  • They can often bring a unique skill set, interest and perceptive to a project that may not be evident in current employees.
  • They can alleviate future recruitment challenges, reducing potential hiring, on-boarding and training costs.
  • They can facilitate a bridge between the employer and VIU, and subsequently the employer can offer valuable feedback regarding course curricula and content.
  • They provide the employer, the opportunity to mentor a bright and enthusiastic student, and potentially take part in the training of a future colleague.
  • They bring fresh and enthusiastic ideas to the organization and can positively influence staff morale.
  • 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 Work-Integrated Learning portal.