Undergraduate students take COOP1000 in the fall term of second year and conduct their job search in the winter term of second year. They typically have their first work term in the summer after second year.
Students complete work and study terms as per their programs’ unique work study pattern. Every program has periods of work and periods of study.
The patterns are established in collaboration with each academic department to ensure that students have access to necessary courses when they return to school from work. View more detailed information on work study patterns.
Graduate students typically have their first work term in the summer after their first year. They conduct their job search in the winter of their first year.
Almost every undergraduate academic program has a co-op option (some of the BA programs have other options for experiential education). There are several co-op options available at the graduate level as well. View the list of undergrad programs and the list of graduate programs.
Undergraduate students must take COOP1000 which helps them to prepare for their co-op job search and work experience. It is mandatory to complete this course before a student will be given access to the co-op job board.
Graduate students have access to online job search modules to assist them in their search.
Students with questions or concerns should contact their co-op student advisor for one-on-one assistance throughout their participation in the co-op program
Both undergraduate and graduate co-op students can utilize the following supports
One-on-one advising with their program specific co-op student advisor to assist with any issues that may arise during the co-op experience or job search;