Arts and Social Sciences Co-operative Education

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

Student Activity
June 3rd or earlier Apply online at  If you want your first workterm in Spring 2016 you must apply to co-op AND fill in the Intake Form no later than June 3rd.
  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 2015.
  2. Attending the mandatory Arts Co-op Orientation on June 17th. 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 August.  

Registration for #2, 3, 4 and 5 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)  
Summer Week 5
June 12th
Email notification sent to students who applied to co-op and filled in the Intake form by June 3rd if they are approved to undertake their first work search in Fall 2015 for a Spring 2016 co-op workterm. This e-mail will summarize what they must complete this summer to prepare for their first co-op job search.
Summer Week 6
June 17th
Orientation for New Arts and Social Science Co-op Students: June 17th 4:30-6pm Location: AQ 3154. Please register on Symplicity for this mandatory group session (under Workshops). 
Summer Week 13-17
End of July- August 28th
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 2015 Work Terms

Student Activity
Spring Week 17
April 30th
Seeking Student Activation Deadline: Upload your SIS, resume and transcript to Symplicity and check "2015 Fall- 4 month" (on the Profile tab) so that we know you want to do a Fall 2015 job search.
Summer Week 2+
May 15th
Students are released to apply to fall co-op jobs in Symplicity.
Summer Week 3+
May 19th and later
Interview period starts.
Summer 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.
Summer Week 14 August 10th
Last day of classes.

For Students Working a Summer 2015 Term

Week Date Student Activity
Summer Week 3 May 25th
Last day to pay Student Activity and UPass fees. 
Summer Week 8 June 29th
Last day to pay Co-op Practicum fees.
Summer Week 7+ mid-June - August
Site Visits - A co-op coordinator will contact you to schedule a meeting with you and your supervisor.
Summer Week 14 August 15th
Work Reports, Student and Supervisor Evaluation forms due.