Thompson Rivers University805 TRU Way, Kamloops, Canada
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About Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) was founded in 1970, in Kamloops, BC. Formerly known as the Cariboo College, which was founded in the 1970s. Eventually, Cariboo College became the University College of Cariboo in 1989, then due to its multiple high recognitions by the Canadian Association of Universities, the school changed its name to Thompson Rivers University in 2005.
More than 100 academic and professional courses are offered by TRU, servicing more than 10,000 local students and over 800 international students. TRU features advanced teaching facilities: the school has its own cutting-edge laboratories, computer centers, large sports venues, clubs, theaters, and restaurants.
The University College also has a 1-2 year transfer course to facilitate students to move into higher ranked institutions. International students and Canadian students remain in the same class, which helps international students to raise their level of English. TRU materials are used in accordance with the actual needs of the job market and technology trends to prepare students for the workforce.
Many excellent TRU graduates go on to work for excellent companies such as the Canada Northern Telecom Company, General Motors Corporation, and other Fortune 500 companies. TRU features Co-operative Education (Co-op), which is a form of education which puts students to work for a real corporation for a semester in the form of a paid internship. Students who have worked for a Co-op internship are more likely to be hired after graduation.
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