At the beginning of each work term, students will be registered in their appropriate work term course. Registration in the course will trigger the work term fee of $390. Students will be notified when this has taken place. All Co-op fees are paid via Carleton Central, which is the same as any other academic course. The main deliverables for each work term include the site visit or email check-in, the work term report, and the work term evaluation.

Course Registration While on a Work Term

While on a work term, in addition to the co-op work term report course, you are limited to registration in an additional one half-credit (0.5) academic course (unless otherwise approved). The course must be outside of regular working hours.  Course registration will be monitored.

Site Visit and Email Check-ins

Each co-op student will receive one in-person site visit during their first work term. All co-op students will receive check-in emails for all subsequent work terms that are completed. You do not need to wait for a site visit or your check-in email to get in touch with your Co-op Student Advisor if you have any questions or concerns.Please check your cmail account throughout your work term for more information on whether you will be receiving a site visit this term.

Work Term Reports

At the end of each work term, students are required to submit a work term report. The work term report is the main deliverable for your work term and will require you to reflect on the experience at work and what you learned. The specific guidelines for the work term report will be found in the work term course on cuLearn.

Before a work term report is submitted via cuLearn, all co-op students are also required to have their supervisor review their report and then submit a Work Term Report Release Form.

Work Term Evaluation

At the end of each work term, your supervisor will complete a work term evaluation. The work term evaluation is your chance to receive feedback on your performance as an employee, and to discuss this in detail with your supervisor. These work term evaluations are designed to assist personal development in order to increase potential employability and workplace success in the future.