Tourism Diploma Co-operative Education

Student at Nanaimo water front

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 & Conference Centre

Fort Steele Camp Ground

Sea Legs Kayaking

Painted Turtle Guest House

Norre Dame Kobe

And many more ...

Benefits of Hiring a VIU Student

Benefits of hiring a VIU co-op 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 website.