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The value of co-op education

As the number of university degrees offering co-op placements grows each year, a study sponsored by Simon Fraser University reinforces the value of such programs. Work placements allow students to discover what types of jobs suit them best, encouraging them to tailor their degree accordingly. According to data collected between 2000 and 2013, students who completed co-op programs had median salaries about $10,000 a year higher than their peers who had not engaged in co-op; they were also more likely to have jobs related to their education.