Important Dates

Apply to Arts Co-op Deadlines:

Oct. 4th, 2017  for a Summer 2018 work term
Feb. 7th, 2018  for a Fall 2018 work term
June 6th, 2018  for a Spring 2019 work term

Arts Co-op Canvas Orientation Course ideally offered during week 7 of each term. (A week and a half after intake deadline). Runs for 2 weeks.

For New Students Applying to Co-op for a first workterm in Spring 2018

Student Activity
June 7th or earlier Apply online at 
  Now to the middle of August

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

You must first indicate in Symplicity that your "Intended Next Working Semester" is Spring 2018. This must be done by June 7th. (This is found in the Personal Profile section of Symplicity.)

You will then complete the following Job Search Preparation Tasks this spring: 

  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. Complete an Arts Co-op Orientation Canvas Course for New Students during the Summer 2017 semester (You'll be invited as of June 19th and must complete this by June 30th). 
  3. Attend the mandatory co-op workshops on Resume, Cover Letters and Interview skills now or by the beginning of August.  
  4. Attend a Resume Review Session with a co-op coordinator by the end of August.  

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

Summer Weeks 1-16
Co-op 101 sessions - see here for more information. (these sessions are not required to apply to co-op, it's simply for you to learn about co-op).  
Summer Week 6
  Email notification sent to students who applied to co-op by June 7th 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 fall to prepare for their first co-op job search.
Summer Week 12-17
Mid 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 2017 Work Terms

Student Activity
Summer Week 1
May 7th
Seeking Student Activation Deadline: Upload your SIS, resume and transcript to Symplicity and check "2017 Fall - 4 month" (on the Profile tab) so that we know you want to do a search for Fall 2017 co-op job.
Summer Week 2+
May 19th Students are given access to Fall co-op jobs in Symplicity.
Summer Week 4+
May 22nd and later
Interview period starts.
Summer Weeks 1–16
May - Aug.
Additional Workshops for Seeking Students: Resume Design MakeOver, Going Global for Work, Your Unique Job Search. Register in Symplicity for these workshops.

For Students Working a Summer 2017 Term

Week Date Student Activity
Summer Week 3 May 19th Last day to pay Student Activity and UPass fees. 
Summer Week 7 June 23rd Last day to pay Co-op Practicum fees.
Summer Week 7+ mid-June - Aug.
Site Visits - A co-op coordinator will contact you to schedule a meeting with you and your supervisor.
Summer Week 14 Aug. 15th Work Reports, Student and Supervisor Evaluation forms due.