Summer 2023 Recruitment

The Summer 2023 co-op recruitment begins early January. For your reference here is an outline of key information for participation in this recruitment. Please read this carefully.

Co-op Recruitment Using campusBRIDGE

Engineering Co-op has moved to the University of Alberta's enterprise recruitment platform, campusBRIDGE. Job postings will begin Wednesday, January 4, 2023. Recruitment will operate on a continuous basis until early June or all students are placed. If you are new to campusBRIDGE, please review our Student User Tipsheet.

Recruitment Notes

  • Please carefully review positions prior to applying. If you have any questions about a posting contact the Employer Relationship Manager (ERM) listed as the Co-op Contact on the bottom of the job posting.
  • Remember the 3 Ls: Length, Level, Location when reviewing job postings.
    • Length: Do not misrepresent your availability; clearly state the duration of your work term on your resume and apply accordingly.
    • Level: Jobs are only eligible for the listed work term levels; applying out of scope can have serious consequences.
    • Location: Relocation and accommodation will likely be the responsibility of the student unless otherwise noted in the job posting.
    • Bonus L: License! The requirement of a driver’s license or vehicle is stated in the posting. If you are unsure, please contact the Co-op Contact listed on the job.
  • We run a continuous recruitment process. Jobs will be posted as they come in, interviews booked as the employers are ready, and offers could be made immediately after interviews.
  • If you interview for a job and find a large disparity from what you read in the posting and wish to be removed from consideration, reach out to the Co-op Contact listed on the job posting. You will need to contact the ERM within 24 hours of the interview. You must have a compelling reason for the removal to be allowed. If your request is approved, it will not be counted as a decline.
  • Employers are encouraged to book interviews and extend job offers via the co-op office, but some may contact students directly. If you do receive an interview or offer directly, please inform the Co-op Contact listed on the job posting. Should you be invited to an interview or offered a position after you have already been placed, decline and advise the Co-op Contact.
  • Students will have 48 hours (excluding weekends) to respond to an offer. Should you fail to respond in time, the offer is automatically declined and extended to the next ranked candidate. Students are expected to check their email inbox and rankings in campusBRIDGE frequently. Failure to respond to an offer in time will be considered a decline.
  • Students are expected to accept offers for jobs they have applied to. Should you decline more than one offer, you will be required to resequence if you do not find a suitable placement for the term. This may mean extending your degree beyond your anticipated completion date.
  • We encourage you to look outside of campusBRIDGE for work as well. Check out these resources to assist you in finding a job. If you find a position, please inform us as soon as possible so we can review and approve the opportunity. Track your own job search with the tracking sheet available in the Co-op Student Toolkit.

Important To Know

  • Job postings go live: January 4, 2023.
  • Application deadlines can be any day of the week and your application may be sent as a part of a packet or immediately after you apply depending on employer preference.
  • We have asked that employers use January 18 as the first closing date, however we can’t guarantee that some jobs will not close earlier.
  • If you are asked to apply to the employer’s website, you should also apply on campusBRIDGE.
  • Recruitment continues until early June or all students are placed.
  • Questions? Further information is available by visiting our Student FAQ or by connecting with a Co-op Program Advisor.

Important To Do Now

  1. Update your resume using the Co-op Resume Handbook in the Co-op Student Toolkit.
  2. Take advantage of VMock — a virtual resume review tool that uses artificial intelligence — to provide you with customized feedback on your resume. See the vMock Co-op User Guide in the Co-op Student Toolkit.
  3. Obtain an updated copy of your unofficial transcript from Bear Tracks.
  4. Once you have an updated copy of your resume and transcript, upload the documents to campusBRIDGE by January 15, 2023.

Last Updated: December 12, 2022