Ontario’s universities are equipping the next generation of leaders with the skills they need for career success by providing students with real-life work experience through placements, co-ops and internships across all disciplines. In a report by the Council of Ontario Universities entitled “Bringing Life to Learning at Ontario Universities,” applied learning is one of the fastest growing areas for universities. The Council of Ontario Universities Chair says that graduates with experience are more likely to find careers that interest them and secure full-time jobs. Statistics Canada’s most recent National Graduates Survey shows graduates with a bachelor degree and co-op experience earn more than their peers. They also have higher full-time employment rates and are more likely to pay off their debt within two years.