Co-op Office Services

The Engineering Co-op Office administers the work term component of the Engineering Co-op Program. To facilitate this, the Program provides a wide variety of services, including:

  1. Preparing students for participation in the co-op program, through:
    • Program orientation through group and individual instruction in ENGG 299
    • Ongoing employment/recruitment counseling on topics such as resume writing, interview skills, and job search techniques.
    • Individual advising and assistance to students whose attempts to find employment are unsuccessful
    • Guiding students to make the most of their work term placements
  2. Coordinating recruitment cycles to bring students and potential employers together, by:
    • Marketing the program to employers with suitable engineering-related jobs to encourage them to participate in the program
    • Fostering long-term professional relationships with organizations to maintain ongoing participation in the program
    • Administering the technical details of each recruitment cycle, including advertisement of co-op opportunities to students, scheduling employer co-op information sessions and interviews, and communicating offers of employment
    • Ensuring that the interests of both employers and students are protected within the recruitment and work periods.
  3. Evaluating and documenting student performance on work term placements, including:
    • Visiting students at work sites to conduct on-site evaluations
    • Marking ENGG 299 and work term reports
    • Recommending that credit be awarded for each work term
    • Maintaining student records
    • Recommending students for graduation following the successful completion of the required months of work experience

Last Updated: May 26, 2022