For New Students Applying to Co-op for a first workterm in Fall 2017

Student Activity
Feb. 8th or earlier Apply online at 
  Now to the middle of April

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 Fall 2017. This must be done by Feb. 8th. (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 Spring 2017 semester (You'll be invited as of Feb. 17th and must complete this by March 3rd). 
  3. Attend the mandatory co-op workshops on Resume, Cover Letters and Interview skills now or by the beginning of April.  
  4. Attend a Resume Review Session with a co-op coordinator by the end of April.  

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

Spring 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).  
Spring Week 6
Feb. 17 Email notification sent to students who applied to co-op by Feb. 8th 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.
Spring Week 12-17
Mid March - April
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 2017 Work Terms

Student Activity
Fall Week 17
December 31st
Seeking Student Activation Deadline: Upload your SIS, resume and transcript to Symplicity and check "2017 Summer - 4 month" (on the Profile tab) so that we know you want to do a search for Summer 2017 co-op job.
Spring Week 2+
Jan. 20th
Students are released to apply to Spring co-op jobs in Symplicity.
Spring Week 4+
Jan. 23rd and later
Interview period starts.
Spring Weeks 1–16
Jan. - April
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 Spring 2017 Term

Week Date Student Activity
Spring Week 3 Jan. 17th
Last day to pay Student Activity and UPass fees. 
Spring Week 7 Feb. 17th Last day to pay Co-op Practicum fees.
Spring Week 7+ mid-Feb. - 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.