Arts and Social Sciences Co-operative Education

For New Students Applying to Co-op for Spring 2015 Work Term

Student Activity
June 4th or earlier Apply online at  If you want your first workterm in Spring 2015 you must apply to co-op AND fill in the Intake Form no later than June 4th.

Now to the end of August

After applying online you will receive an email from the Arts Co-op Office within 10 days that outlines next steps that include: 

  1. Registering for Bridging Online I (BOL1) in a session that begins as soon as possible, and no later than August 2014.
  2. Attending the mandatory Arts Co-op Orientation on June 19th. You must attend this session. Please sign up for this session in Symplicity.  
  3. Attending the mandatory core workshops on Resume, Cover Letters and Interview Skills now or by the beginning of August.  
  4. Attending a Resume Review Session with a co-op coordinator by the end of April.  

Registration for #2, 3, 4 and 5 above is available in Symplicity under "Events", then "Workshops".

Summer Week 1-12
Co-op Info Session: Sign up for a Co-op Info Session in Symplicity if you would like to learn more about Co-op.
Week 6
June 13 Email notification sent to students who applied to co-op and filled in the Intake form by June 4th if they are approved to undertake their first work search in Fall 2014 for a Spring 2015 co-op workterm. This e-mail will summarize what they must complete this fall to prepare for their first co-op job search.
Week 7
June 19
Orientation for New Arts and Social Science Co-op Students: June 19 4:30-6pm, SWH 10041. Please register on Symplicity for this mandatory group session (under Workshops). 
Summer Week 13-17
End of July-August
Resume Review Sessions for New Arts Co-op Students: Specific dates will be offered for these sessions. Please sign up on Symplicity for a resume review session with a Co-op staff member (mandatory).

For Students Seeking Fall 2014 Work Terms

Student Activity
Spring Week 17
April 30
Seeking Student Activation Deadline: Upload your SIS, resume and transcript to Symplicity and check "Fall - 4 month" (on the Profile tab) so that we know you want to do a Fall 2014 job search.
Summer Week 2+
May 16 Apply to jobs in Symplicity.
Week 3+
May 19th and later Interview period starts.
Weeks 3–13
May - August
Additional Workshops for Seeking Students: Print Portfolios, E-portfolios, Going Global for Work, Networking, Career Fair Networking. Register in Symplicity for these workshops.
Summer Week 13 August 1st Last day of classes.

For Students Working a Summer 2014 Term

Week Date Student Activity
Summer Week 2 May 16th Last day to pay Student Activity and UPass fees. And, for graduate students, to pay co-op practicum fees.
Summer Week 7 June 20th Last day to pay Co-op Practicum fees (for undergrads)
Week 7+
Mid-June - July Site Visits - A co-op coordinator will contact you to schedule a meeting with you and your supervisor.
Week 14
August 7th Work Reports, Student and Supervisor Evaluation forms due.