Prospective Students

Bachelor of Tourism Management Co-operative Education 

Students outside at VIU Nanaimo campus

Benefits of a Co-op

  • Co-op combines academic study with alternate work experiences
  • Co-op affords students opportunities to apply academic knowledge to a work place environment
  • Co-ops are paid experiences, most often during the summer months
  • Co-ops provide students with opportunities to apply skills and gain new skills
  • Co-ops are a great way to explore career areas and explore different career paths
  • Co-ops provide students with experiences that give them a competitive edge when going out into the work force
  • Co-ops provide students with valuable networking opportunities that are often unavailable to other job seekers
  • Co-ops provide students with opportunities to influence their work place by bringing new ideas, energy and enthusiasm

Requirements and How to Apply

Entrance into the Tourism Studies Program; two (2) co-op work experiences are required for the diploma and three (3) co-op experiences are required for the degree.

Want More Information on this Co-op Education Program?

Co-op Coordinator:

Brook Pearce,

Tourism and Recreation Website:

VIU Department of Recreation and Tourism

Tourism Studies Program:

VIU Tourism Studies Diploma Program

Department Chair:

Dr. Aggie Weighill,