Arts and Social Sciences Co-operative Education

For New Students Applying to Co-op for a first workterm in Fall 2016

Student Activity
Feb. 3rd or earlier Apply online at 
  Now to the end of April

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

  1. Registering for Bridging Online I (BOL1) session in the spring semester (one of Sessions 1-11; registration in sessions 12-14 is not recommended as they are too late in the semester).
  2. Attending the mandatory Arts Co-op Orientation on Feb. 18th. Please sign up for this session in Symplicity.  
  3. Attending the mandatory co-op workshops on Resume, Cover Letters and Interview skills now or by the beginning of April.  
  4. Attending a Resume Review Session with a co-op coordinator by the end of April.  

Registration for #1, 2, 3, and 4 above is available in Symplicity under "Events", then "Workshops".

Weeks 1-16

Co-op 101 sessions - see here for more information. (these sessions are not required to applied to co-op, it's simply for you to learn about co-op).

The Arts Co-op Information Session will be held on Tuesday, January 12th, 12:30pm, room TBA.

Spring Week 5
Feb. 12th
Email notification sent to students who applied to co-op by February 3rd if they are allowed to undertake the Job Search Preparation Tasks in the spring semester. This e-mail will summarize what they must complete this spring to prepare for their first co-op job search.
Spring Week 6
Feb. 18th Orientation for New Arts and Social Science Co-op Students. Please register on Symplicity for this mandatory group session (under Workshops). 
Spring Week 12-17
End of March- April 22nd
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 Summer 2016 Work Terms

Student Activity
Fall Week 17
Dec. 31st
Seeking Student Activation Deadline: Upload your SIS, resume and transcript to Symplicity and check "2016 Summer - 4 month" (on the Profile tab) so that we know you want to do a Summer 2016 job search.
Spring Week 2+
Jan. 15th
Students are released to apply to summer co-op jobs in Symplicity.
Fall Week 3+
Jan. 18th and later
Interview period starts.
Spring Weeks 1–16
May - August
Additional Workshops for Seeking Students: Resume Design MakeOver, Going Global for Work, Your Unique Job Search. Register in Symplicity for these workshops.
Spring Week 14 April 11th Last day of classes.

For Students Working a Spring 2016 Term

Week Date Student Activity
Spring Week 3 January 18th
Last day to pay Student Activity and UPass fees. 
Spring Week 8 February 19th
Last day to pay Co-op Practicum fees.
Spring Week 7+ mid-February - March
Site Visits - A co-op coordinator will contact you to schedule a meeting with you and your supervisor.
Spring Week 14 April 15th
Work Reports, Student and Supervisor Evaluation forms due.