Work term opportunities secured by the Co-op Office are posted on careerCONNECT. Although wage/salary information is expected with the position details, it is withheld from students until after offers have been accepted. This is done in an attempt to encourage students to accept jobs on the merit of the experience rather than salary. For a student's first work term, students must apply for a minimum of 15 positions. If a student wants to apply for more than 15 positions, they must consult a Co-op Coordinator.
Students must submit an application package on careerCONNECT for each job they wish to apply for.
Each application package consists of:
- Cover Letter
The Co-op office will send a package of all applications to employers and will coordinate the interview process.
Because of logistical constraints, out-of-town employers will participate in the out-of-town placement model where students will apply individually to a posting either through careerCONNECT or directly on the employers webisite and the employer will arrange telephone or Skype interviews with the Co-op Office. It is expected that the Co-op office will receive postings at least three months in advance or as otherwise specified by a Co-op Coordinator.
The Co-op Office encourages students to participate in at least one out-of-town term provided their circumstances permit. Before applying for out-of-town positions, students must commit to considering all offers very seriously. The Co-op Office endeavours to have all out-of-town offers made prior to the deadline for in-town applications.
Application package requirements for out-of-town positions vary by employer.