You’ve done it! You’ve secured a Co-op work term. Congrats! Your hard work and preparation paid off. Now what?
Co-op is an educational program linking your academic studies with your personal and professional development. You’ll want to complete these educational components before beginning your work term (yes, they’re required):
Set your own learning goals. This way, you can measure your on-the-job progress and add your new skills and knowledge to your resume. Think about the skills and knowledge you want.. Consider your career-path and the hot industry knowledge you hope to gain. Then complete the Learning Objectives Form on myExperience. We’re interested in your goals and how they align with the reality of your new job. Your Co-op Coordinator will visit you half-way through your work term to hear about your experiences and growth. More on the site visit later.
Top Tips for Workplace Transition and Success
Are you starting your first work term soon? We have six tips to help you transition from school to work smoothly and successfully, improving your work performance and professionalism.
10 Tips: First Impressions
One of our Co-op coordinators put together a list of 10 ways to make a great first impression based on her stories from Co-op students and employers.
A Guide to Workplace Attire
You start your new job next week, but you have no idea what to wear. While we can't take you shopping, we can help you decide what's appropriate - and what's not.