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Is Co op worth it in high school?

AnniePub

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Dec 14, 2020
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If you are participating in a Co op program in high school, what would you say is your experience so far? Or for those who are out of high school, would you mind sharing your experience with your Co op program when you were in high school. Is the Co op program worth it?

I’m interested in taking Co op in the business field and was wondering whether taking Co op is worth it or not.

What programs/places would you also recommend offering a good business program for high school students?
 

Amazinghuh

Member
Sep 15, 2019
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Doing co-op in high school helped me a lot especially in the aspect of deciding my future. Another advantage is it helps you add more vitality to your resume.
 

Dawnofdusk

Active member
Sep 15, 2019
25
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Yes taking Co-op is worth it for high school students but you have to make sure you are placed in your area of interest.

If you have interest in the business field, I'll recommend you try independent retail stores because high school students are mostly accepted by local and independently owned businesses.
 

GnomeLife

Member
Sep 29, 2019
5
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I recently did co-op as a Journalist at a health centre and it was astounding. My job was to write articles/newsletters and updating their website. I will say taking the co-op was worth it. It was such a fun-filled experience so i will advice you to go for it.

It will also help you gain good connections in the field you are interested in. In my own case, I was told to come to them if I will ever need a job in the future.
 

Canucksfan

Member
Dec 17, 2019
21
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I took Co-op in high school and it was worth it. I ended up getting a job and worked there full time for 3 years even after high school. The wage was great at the time.

Co-op is a great thing as long as you're not working a minimum wage job like working at McDonald's, Walmart, etc. If you wanna take co-op, make sure you get placed in a work/position that is somewhat related to the field you want to/are thinking of working in the future because it will help you decide if you will continue in that career path or not.
 

Aubrey

Member
Oct 7, 2019
15
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My honest opinion about High School Coop is it's not worth it. Think about it, most high school coop placements are minimum wage jobs and employers are always willing to give you these jobs as it's free labour for them. If ever you are lucky, the only valuable placement you can find are for trades. This is why I chose not to do coop in high school. I would rather work on improving my grades so I can get to the uni, then when I get to uni, I'll then start working on getting a coop placements in my field of study. University coop is much more worth it than high school coop - you will be getting payed more with experiences that can help you secure an employment after graduating from the university.
 

GnomeLife

Member
Sep 29, 2019
5
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My honest opinion about High School Coop is it's not worth it. Think about it, most high school coop placements are minimum wage jobs and employers are always willing to give you these jobs as it's free labour for them. If ever you are lucky, the only valuable placement you can find are for trades. This is why I chose not to do coop in high school. I would rather work on improving my grades so I can get to the uni, then when I get to uni, I'll then start working on getting a coop placements in my field of study. University coop is much more worth it than high school coop - you will be getting payed more with experiences that can help you secure an employment after graduating from the university.
High school co-op is gonna get you some job connections regardless. In the area of "not been placed in a minimum wage job," Money isn't really that important compared to the experience that you'll be gaining, I and most of my friends back in high school got a little-above minimum wage job but we never regret it provided that we're getting more experience too in that process, so there's nothing to loose.
 

Aubrey

Member
Oct 7, 2019
15
2
High school co-op is gonna get you some job connections regardless. In the area of "not been placed in a minimum wage job," Money isn't really that important compared to the experience that you'll be gaining, I and most of my friends back in high school got a little-above minimum wage job but we never regret it provided that we're getting more experience too in that process, so there's nothing to loose.
Well, what works for you and your friends wouldn't work for everyone. You just have to be on a safer side.
 

Ciara

Active member
Sep 11, 2019
42
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Co-op gives students the opportunity to try out different career options before they graduate from high school. Taking co-op in high school wouldn't just help you gain practical experience in your field of interest, but it will also help you decide if that is the right career path for you.
 

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