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Employer Benefits

  • Fresh ideas
  • Motivated employees
  • Extra hands at busy times
  • Vacation relief
  • Special project completion
  • Relationship building

Co-op programs can offer a direct line to a job...students learn to present themselves and develop great communication skills

Co-operative Education & Student Employment (CESE) offers services to all Camosun students, staff and alumni and to employers in the community.

Students apply their classroom skills to the workplace and gain a world of benefits, or get the resources and coaching they need to find employment.

Employers participate in co-operative education by hiring a co-op student or assisting with workplace education prep workshops. Other services include hosting on-campus info sessions and career fairs.

Employer in the House

Engage with local employers about careers in/with their organization. Meet them at the Co-op and Student Employment offices at both Campuses.
Pre-book a 15 minute appointment to gain information that may help you choose electives or stream for different career interests, and learn more about corporate culture/recruitment practises and more!

Wed Oct 8, 2014, Interurban:
Seaspan Victoria Shipyard
Shelley Seysner, Sr, HR
Sandra Hogan, HR Generalist

Wed Nov 12, 2014, Lansdowne:
Island Health
Rod O’Connell, HR Analyst, Talent Acquisition and Retention, Strategic Solutions, People & Organizational Development
Tricia Wharton, Strategist, Talent Acquisition & Retention

Wed Dec 10, 2014, Interurban:
BC Construction Association
Kevin McTavish, Trades Employment Specialist from Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP)
Apprenticeship Advisor
Kyle Preston, Industry Training

Location: Cooperative Education & Student Employment offices
Lansdowne – Fisher Building 128
Interurban – Campus Centre Building 251
Employers will be available for you 9-11:30am and 1-3:00pm.

Secure your spot today! To book a 15 minute appointment, please call 250-370-4410 or email Please have your student number (C#) ready and provide us with the program you are in.

Vote for the 2014 Co-op & Internship Photo and Video Contest People Choice Awards

Come see what Camosun students have done this year during their co-op and internship work terms and vote for the best picture.

Please watch two great video entries here: Video One and Video Two.

Pictures and voting will be at each Co-operative Education and Student Employment office from Wednesday November 12 to Friday November 14.
Interurban Campus - 2nd Floor Campus Centre
Lansdowne Campus - Fisher 128

Winners receive valuable awards. Please help us choose!

Living Library 2015

Mark your calendars for the next Living Library!
On Wednesday, March 4 2015 we'll be featuring human or "living" books in various employment fields relevant to programs offered at the college's Interurban campus, like business administration, human resource management, construction, sport and recreation, marketing, finance and more.
Check back for more information and how to register.

Amazing Chase presented by Island Savings Friday, June 13 2014

Camosun will have its own activity

The Amazing Chase is an evening networking event like no other!

The teams are made up of members of the Chamber of Commerce Prodigy group which is comprised of young business people under age 35, the up and coming Movers and Shakers in Victoria.

Teams race around downtown Victoria completing mental and physical challenges which will give them a clue to their next location. It's not just about being the fastest runner, or even the fastest problem solver - it's about working with your team to make it through the Amazing Chase maze before the other teams can finish (and gloating about it to the other teams at the wrap-up party!)

Camosun Co-op will have its own activity and will be sponsoring two teams (4 students) who will be paired with members of the Prodigy Group. Contact us to learn how you can be on a team or can participant at the event.

Friday, June 13 2014
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
After party Location: Club 9one9 - 919 Douglas St.  

Co-op Students!

"He's only 26, but Derrick Fung is already CEO and co-founder of a startup company that won Billboard's FutureSound Innovators Showcase and landed him on Profit magazine's top 20 entrepreneurs under 30 and Forbes magazine's “30 under 30” list for music..."

Participate in the CAFCE social medica contest running March 17-21 2014 and win a $100 gift card.

Co-op Week

Career Fair

Business Career Expo

Ready, Set, Hire!

March 5th 2014
Richmond Olympic Oval
11 AM to 5 PM

Meet Employers who are hiring NOW

Participating Institutions
Camosun College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langara College
and Vancouver Island University

MUST Register Online at


Contact CESE at
or see us in person to get the promo code.

Cost $10 + tax plus (walk on ferry $32 return)
Bus from Interurban Campus to ferry and from Ferry to Fair return provided

For more information contact 250 370-3420 or 250 370-4111
A Camosun College Student Employment Event


Ready Set Go Career Fair

What can Co-op do for you???

Mary Barra, newly appointed CEO of General Motors, started her career as a co-op student. (December, 2013)

Mary Barra - CEO of GM

"What a tremendous culmination of Mary Barra's career at GM. As someone who started with the company as an intern in 1980, she has truly climbed the corporate ladder through dedication and hard work," said Karl Brauer, senior analyst at Kelley Blue Book. 
USA TODAY 6:34 p.m. EST December 10, 2013

For more background visit: Mary Barra at USA Today

Living Library - Lansdowne Campus

Offered by Student & Alumni Employment Services

What if 15 minutes can change your life?

WHEN: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
WHERE: Lansdowne Library
TIME: 9:00am to 11:00am and 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Living Library Lansdowne

UCR Disney Certificate Info Session

November 22nd 2013- Lansdowne and Interurban Campus

Imagine a study abroad opportunity for Camosun College students at a top U.S. university - the University of California, Riverside - that will enrich your academic curriculum and give you an edge when competing for a position in the job market. Sessions on Certificate in Management and Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Read the program offering details.



2013 Co-op Photo & Video contest

Having a great co-op work experience?  Show us in pictures and you could win!

  • 1st Place:  Photo - $350 Uptown gift card   / Video - $350 Uptown gift card
  • 2nd Place:  Photo - $150 Uptown gift card   / Video - $150 Uptown gift card


Contest Closed

Winners will be announced by October 15th!

Behind the Scenes at the Victoria Buskers Festival

Kirstin Leary (Business Co-op) is learning to juggle…people, schedules and events, that is. As Volunteer Coordinator at the 2013 Victoria International Buskers Festival, Kirstin is using her co-op work term to put her Human kirstin learyResources background to work.
John Vickers, Executive Director of the festival and supporter of Camosun’s co-op education program explains, “Being a festival society, we’re really an HR organization.  The person who is overseeing the volunteers is integral to the whole event.”

For more information about the festival go to

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