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Description: How about those co-op placements? Universities and community colleges have been offering them in various forms as the discussion of experiential learning enters the common vocabulary. Everything isn’t always rosy with co-op placements though. Unpaid service and uncertain legal status may be some of the downsides on these attempts to provide students with practical experience.

Date: October 27, 2016

Source: theglobeandmail.com

Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/the-downsides-of-post-secondary-co-op-work-placements/article32536934/

 

Discussion Points:

1) Have you ever had a co-op experience? What was it like?

2) Do you think a co-op placement is an effective way to gain experience towards an accounting career?

3)  What do you think that colleges and universities could do to improve co-op placements?

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