High School Co-op

Western Engineering offers placements for high school students looking to complete their co-op credit within our four engineering departments.

How does it work?

Eligible high school students are able to inquire about potential co-op placements up to a year in advance of their placements. We highly recommend contacting us early as we only have a few co-op placements available each year.

After an initial screening process, high school students are matched with a faculty member for their co-op placement – in some cases the high school student will interview with the faculty member to ensure that the placement is what they are looking for.

Once the co-op is approved, the co-op student is put in contact with the associated engineering department and is provided with all the necessary paperwork and training in order to start the co-op. Our Outreach department checks in with our co-op students each month to ensure that everything is going well.

How do I apply for a co-op?coop_small

If you are looking to apply for a Semester 2 co-op position in 2023, please fill out this form, which has further application instructions, by Friday, February 10, 2023. Applicants must both fill out the Google form AND email a resume, transcript, and letter of intent (500 words max) to complete their application.

If you are interested in applying for a co-op in a future semester, please email us at discover@uwo.ca with the following information:

  • Name (First & Last)
  • Co-op teacher name & email
  • When you would like the co-op to start
  • Areas of interest for your co-op

What if I have questions about co-op?

Please direct any of your concerns, comments or inquiries to the discover@uwo.ca or 519-661-2111 ext. 88826.