Success Stories

Computer Science Co-operative Education

Students outside at VIU Nanaimo campus

Oliver JourmelOliver graduated with a degree in Computer Science in 2016 after completing three co-op work-terms. He reports that co-ops made a significant and positive impact on his overall degree experience, as well as his opportunities in the job market post-graduation.

In his second year, Oliver secured co-op as part of the development team at Seeker Solutions, a tech startup in Victoria BC. "The company was a ... Read more

Kyle BoydKyle completed his co-op doing web development in the programming department at Real Estate Webmasters in Nanaimo, B.C. Real Estate Webmasters is the world's largest provider of custom web development and technology solutions in the real estate industry.

Kyle was responsible for working directly with clients to achieve success with their online presence and create tools for their business needs. He ... Read more

Lochlin DuperronI graduated VIU in 2015 after doing a co-op work placement in the summer of my prior year, and I (realistically speaking) couldn't be happier with the outcome. I feel my life is much richer for having participated.

My co-op in the summer of 2014 was with Boeing, in their New Application Development group. Boeing was reaching out, attempting to get a set of foreign interns, and VIU was chosen to provide one of them. I put my ... Read more

Melany WrightMelany completed her co-op with the Government of Alberta's Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. Specifically, Melany worked with the Stewardship Branch's Aboriginal Engagement and Planning Division. The Stewardship Branch participates in consultation and planning with Aboriginal Groups and Industry. ... Read more