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Laurier co-op

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How hard is it to get into Laurier's co-op program? Is it still worth it without co-op?
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It is hard to get into co-op, but definitely not impossible. Just make sure you work hard in first year and get in. If you don't get in, you can still get internships in the summer, you just have to compete with the QIMS and others.

Without co-op I would say it's the best that you applied to.
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I'm with brad1234...is it worth it without coop? Or would McMaster be about equal to Laurier and no coop?
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I'm with brad1234...is it worth it without coop? Or would McMaster be about equal to Laurier and no coop?


IMO, Laurier - co-op > Mac
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IMO, Laurier - co-op > Mac


Sorry but what does IMO mean? :$. And that dash is a minus sign correct? Man I feel like a plug sorry lol
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@Username81 wrote

@johnnycanuck wrote
IMO, Laurier - co-op > Mac


Sorry but what does IMO mean? :$. And that dash is a minus sign correct? Man I feel like a plug sorry lol



In My Opinion, Laurier minus co-op is greater than McMaster
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@johnnycanuck wrote

@Username81 wrote

@johnnycanuck wrote
IMO, Laurier - co-op > Mac


Sorry but what does IMO mean? :$. And that dash is a minus sign correct? Man I feel like a plug sorry lol



In My Opinion, Laurier minus co-op is greater than McMaster


Ah gotcha thank you. Surely not by much though right?
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@Username81 wrote

@johnnycanuck wrote

@Username81 wrote

@johnnycanuck wrote
IMO, Laurier - co-op > Mac


Sorry but what does IMO mean? :$. And that dash is a minus sign correct? Man I feel like a plug sorry lol



In My Opinion, Laurier minus co-op is greater than McMaster


Ah gotcha thank you. Surely not by much though right?


I think enough. Not huge, but enough.
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depending on how well prepared your high school made you it's not hard at all. Getting 70% gets you into the co-op program for 2nd year and you're pretty much guaranteed a placement somewhere. The only thing that might be difficult is getting somewhere you really want to work at.
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Asked a Laurier representative about this, apparently 300/800 people get co-op and not all 300 are jobs that may give you relevant work experience.

And by the way, the 800 people that apply for co-op are 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students.
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@speedy48 wrote
depending on how well prepared your high school made you it's not hard at all. Getting 70% gets you into the co-op program for 2nd year and you're pretty much guaranteed a placement somewhere. The only thing that might be difficult is getting somewhere you really want to work at.


70% is the cutoff, it does not mean you will get in.

If you can't get into co-op and can't land an internship, then you don't deserve a job until you improve, so...
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^that's true 70% is the cut-off thanks for the correction:)
Laurier has a surprisingly high dropout rate which I think is the reason people can get it pretty easily. That's at least what I've heard from relatives and family friend who got into co-op.
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@speedy48 wrote
^that's true 70% is the cut-off thanks for the correction:)
Laurier has a surprisingly high dropout rate which I think is the reason people can get it pretty easily. That's at least what I've heard from relatives and family friend who got into co-op.


Yes, their admission standards aren't the same as QIMSR

Some of the people aren't motivated, some party too much, some get distracted, etc.

So if you remove those people, there is a much better chance.

And the 2nd year Laurier student on here, vincerz, said he didn't make co-op, but he got an internship in his first summer.

So either you get co-op, you don't and work hard and get an internship, or you do neither but you're not going to do well anywhere else.
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Laurier is better, with or without co-op.

It is fairly hard, but nothing unreasonable. Make sure you work hard first year, then you are set (still have to work hard)
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