Arts and Social Sciences Co-operative Education

For New Students Applying to Co-op for a first workterm in Fall 2015

Student Activity
Feb 4th or earlier Apply online at  If you want your first workterm in Fall  2015 you must apply to co-op AND fill in the Intake Form no later than February 4th.
  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: 

  1. Registering for Bridging Online I (BOL1) in a session that begins as soon as possible, and no later than April 2015.
  2. Attending the mandatory Arts Co-op Orientation on February 19th. 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 April.  
  4. Attending a Resume Review Session with a co-op coordinator by the end of April.  

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

Spring Week 2
January 13th
Arts Co-op Info Session: January 13th from 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm, Location: AQ 3149. Sign up for a Co-op Info Session in Symplicity if you would like to learn more about Co-op.  
Spring Week 6
Feb. 13th
Email notification sent to students who applied to co-op and filled in the Intake form by February 4th if they are approved to undertake their first work search in Summer 2015 for a Fall 2015 co-op workterm. This e-mail will summarize what they must complete this spring to prepare for their first co-op job search.
Spring Week 7
February 19th
Orientation for New Arts and Social Science Co-op Students: February 19th 4:30-6pm Location: AQ 3005. Please register on Symplicity for this mandatory group session (under Workshops). 
Spring Week 13-17
End of March - April 30th
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 2015 Work Terms

Student Activity
Fall Week 17
December 31st
Seeking Student Activation Deadline: Upload your SIS, resume and transcript to Symplicity and check "2015 Summer - 4 month" (on the Profile tab) so that we know you want to do a Summer 2015 job search.
Spring Week 2+
January 16th
Apply to jobs in Symplicity.
Spring Week 3+
January 19th and later
Interview period starts.
Spring Weeks 1–16
January - April
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 13th
Last day of classes.

For Students Working a Spring 2015 Term

Week Date Student Activity
Spring Week 3 January 19th
Last day to pay Student Activity and UPass fees. 
Spring Week 7 February 16th
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 7th
Work Reports, Student and Supervisor Evaluation forms due.