Arts and Social Sciences Co-operative Education

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

Student Activity
Oct 8th or earlier Apply online at  If you want your first workterm in Summer 2015 you must apply to co-op AND fill in the Intake Form no later than October 8th.

Now to the end of December

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 December 2014.
  2. Attending the mandatory Arts Co-op Orientation on October 22nd or 23rd. 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 December.  
  4. Attending a Resume Review Session with a co-op coordinator by the end of December.  

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

Fall Week 1-12
Arts Co-op Info Session: September 10th from 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm, Location: AQ 3149. Sign up for a Co-op Info Session inSymplicity if you would like to learn more about Co-op.
Fall Week 7 October 17 Email notification sent to students who applied to co-op and filled in the Intake form by October 8th if they are approved to undertake their first work search in Spring 2015 for a Summer 2015 co-op workterm. This e-mail will summarize what they must complete this fall to prepare for their first co-op job search.
Fall Week 7
October 15th or 16th
Orientation for New Arts and Social Science Co-op Students: October 23rd 4:30-6pm Location: AQ 3150 or October 23rd 4:30-6pm Location: AQ 3150. Please register on Symplicity for this mandatory group session (under Workshops). 
Fall Week 13-17
End of November-December 23rd
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 Spring 2015 Work Terms

Student Activity
Summer Week 17
August 31st
Seeking Student Activation Deadline: Upload your SIS, resume and transcript to Symplicity and check "Spring - 4 month" (on the Profile tab) so that we know you want to do a Spring 2015 job search.
Fall Week 2+
September 12th Apply to jobs in Symplicity.
Fall Week 3+
September 15th and later Interview period starts.
Fall Weeks 1–16
September - December
Additional Workshops for Seeking Students: Resume Design MakeOver, Going Global for Work, Your Unique Job Search. Register in Symplicity for these workshops.
Fall Week 14 December 1st Last day of classes.

For Students Working a Fall 2014 Term

Week Date Student Activity
Fall Week 3 September 15th Last day to pay Student Activity and UPass fees. 
Fall Week 7 October 17th Last day to pay Co-op Practicum fees.
Fall Week 7+ Mid-October - November Site Visits - A co-op coordinator will contact you to schedule a meeting with you and your supervisor.
Fall Week 14 December 7th Work Reports, Student and Supervisor Evaluation forms due.