Co-op for User Experience Design Students

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As a Laurier User Experience Design (UXD) student, you will gain in-depth knowledge of design thinking, information architecture, interface design, interaction design, usability testing and product research and development.

During your extended work term, you'll develop strong technical skills in lab and studio environments and can apply your skills in industry, government or community organizations.

How User Experience Design Co-op Works

Co-op allows you to develop skills and gain real-world experience while completing paid work terms.

You are required to apply for admission to co-op at the beginning of third year and participate in a competitive entry process. Employers begin recruiting students for co-op positions in January for work terms that start in May.

If you are admitted to co-op, you will get assistance with career planning, job search and interview preparation through the Fundamentals of Co-operative Education course. You will then apply to job postings and attend interviews.

Learn more about applying to co-op.

Course Sequencing

Students in the UXD co-op program complete a 12- to 18-month work term from May through August of the following year.

Work/Study Sequence: UXD Co-op

Year 

Fall (September to December)

Winter (January to April)

Spring (May to August)

1

Study Term

Study Term

Break

2

Study Term

Study Term

Break

3

Study Term

Study Term

Work Term 1

4

Work Term 2

Work Term 3

Work Term 4

5

Study Term

Study Term

N/A

 

jobs posted for co-op students

 

employers who recruit co-op students every year

 

average weekly salary for spring/fall 2021

Sample Jobs and Experiences

Sample UXD co-op positions include:

  • business analyst
  • information architect
  • marketing designer/director
  • service design lead
  • usability specialist
  • user experience analyst
  • visual designer

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“Our co-op program is very strong. Laurier students are talented and have a reputation for being flexible and motivated. It’s a strong track record, and the word gets out."

Interested in More Info?

Email chooselaurier@wlu.ca, call 519.884.0710 x3385 or see all contact information.