Please connect with your Co-op Student Advisor to let them know that there has been a delay in your start date and to discuss your options and next steps. Students are strongly encouraged to register in courses (2.0 credits) as a backup plan. Please keep in mind the deadline to drop courses for a full fee adjustment. Please see the following link for more information: https://calendar.carleton.ca/academicyear/.
The main deliverable for your work term is the work term report. You can find more information about how to complete your work term report in your work term course in Brightspace.
The next deliverable for the work term is the co-op site visit or email check-in. Your Co-op Student Advisor will be in touch with you approximately halfway through your work term with more information.
The work term report is due on August 16th for summer work terms, December 16th for fall work terms, and April 16th for winter work terms. Please see the work term course in Brightspace for more information.
Accounting students ONLY: Due to tax deadlines, the winter term deadline for Accounting students is extended. Accounting students have until May 7th to submit their work term reports for the winter term.
Students in some programs are able to write an interim work term report instead of a full report if they are on a longer work term. Please see the work term report guidelines in the work term course in Brightspace to determine if you can write an interim report.
Write your work term report following the criteria outlined in the work term report guidelines in the work term course in Brightspace
Provide a copy of your work term report to your supervisor before the due date so that they can determine whether it is proprietary or non-proprietary
Complete the “Work Term Report Release Confirmation” in Brightspace. This is a quiz in the work term report section of the work term course that will ask you for information about your work term including your supervisor name, email, and whether your work term report is proprietary or non-proprietary
If your work term report is non-proprietary, you can then submit your report in the assignment submission. If your report is proprietary, our office will email the grading instructions to your supervisor.
The worksite information form collects information about your work term including your supervisor name and email. This information is needed for site visit scheduling and to send out the end of term evaluation. The worksite information form can be submitted by following these steps and click here for a video walkthrough:
Log in to mySuccess
Select the “Co-op” tab
Select the current work term from your co-op sequence
Site visits are for students on their first work term, whereas check-ins occur by email and are received by all other Co-op students. Both help your Co-op Student Advisor monitor your work progress and performance.
Students on their first work term will receive an e-mail invitation to set up a virtual/phone site visit approximately halfway through the work term. All other students will receive an email check-in. You do not need to wait for your formal site visit or email check-in to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your Co-op Student Advisor.
A site visit is a 20-30-minute casual conversation between you and a Co-op staff member, held virtually or by phone during regular business hours (Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 EST). The purpose of the visit is to learn more about the work you are doing and your overall experience in your work term so far.
Your work supervisor does not attend this meeting, they are sent a check in email halfway through the term to provide feedback and a final evaluation form a month before the end of your work term.
Approximately halfway through your first work term, a Co-op staff member will connect with you to set up your virtual/phone site visit, which will be held during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm EST). The email will also provide some insight into the topics that will be discussed at your site visit.
The end of term evaluation will be sent to your supervisor in the last month of each work term using the email you provided in the worksite information form. Once your supervisor completes the evaluation you will be able to view it in mySuccess.
Please connect with your Co-op Student Advisor as soon as possible. The information you share with you Co-op Student Advisor will be kept confidential and will not be shared with your employer without your consent.
Students on a Fall, Winter, or Summer work term are charged for the U-Pass once they are registered in the appropriate work term course. Any student on a work term can opt out (whether in town or not). You can find information on renewing your U-Pass or opting out while on a co-op work term here: https://carleton.ca/upass/.
If you are working in the Fall semester you are NOT automatically covered under the CUSA Health plan (for undergrads) or the GSA Health Plan (for grad students) at any point during the school year. Those who wish to opt into the plan must contact the CUSA office (undergrads) or the GSA office (grad students) by the posted deadlines.