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Work Experience

University of Regina students have the opportunity to blend their academic studies with relevant work experience. You can choose to learn, earn and lead! Opportunities include our renowned Co-operative Education and Internship Program and our Full Circle Summer Internship program for Indigenous students.

Let our Advising and Career Education team serve as your bridge from university to successful employment in the career you want!

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Co-operative Education and Internships

U of R’s Co-operative Education and Internships program finds and organizes placement opportunities for nearly 900 undergraduate and graduate students per year across numerous academic disciplines and faculties. This includes paid placements with career-specific experiential learning opportunities as an integral part of your learning process. 

Participating students earn on average $3,200 per month, totaling $12,000 - $14,000 for each four-month co-op or internship placement.

Contact us during your first year of classes at U of R. We can help map your academic schedule — looking forward — to recommend the best time to apply for co-op or internship placements based on your faculty or academic department’s requirements.
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Student Employment Services

Through U of R Student Employment Services you get access to comprehensive job search opportunities and connections to employers (virtual as needed). Resources include online job postings and career fairs — for part-time, summer and full-time jobs before and after you graduate. Here’s a sample of what you can expect:

  • Careers Day in September is the largest career fair of the year.
  • Spring Career Fair features employers seeking to hire students for summer employment and beyond.

Education Career Expo in January focuses on job opportunities for aspiring teachers, with school divisions attending from across Canada and internationally.

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Career Exploration and Counselling

A U of R career counselor can help you work through the latest ideas and career-matching tools. Test career options for the best fit or narrow possible career paths as you earn your degree and beyond. We offer both staff-led group career exploration sessions and individual career counselling for current U of R students and alumni.

Indigenous Career Education

If you are an Indigenous student at the U of R, our successful Full Circle Summer Internship program will match you with opportunities to gain relevant work experience and personal enrichment. Since inception 14 years ago, the program has helped nearly 800 Indigenous students find career related summer employment.

You’ll also have access to co-operative education and internship placements through U of R’s Indigenous Career Education (ICE) team.

Please contact an Indigenous Career Advisor to learn more.

Co-op Education Success!

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50+ Years of U of R co-op and internship placements
$10M Total student salaries earned each year
900 Approximate number of students placed each year

Career Planning and Job Search Resources

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Learn the skills you need to plan for – and develop – the career you want, whether it’s starting with part-time, summer, or full-time employment during or after graduation. With the help of U of R career experts, you can learn to:

  • Understand your strengths and fit for various professions
  • Find available openings for jobs and graduate / professional schools
  • Build your network of friends, work colleagues and mentors
  • Prepare your application documents
  • Draft compelling letters and other materials about your unique talents and passions
  • Shine in interviews, even when facing tough questions
  • Build your skills through workshops and mock events