Arts and Social Sciences Co-operative Education

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

Student Activity
Oct.7 or earlier Apply online at 
  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 the following Job Search Preparation Tasks: 

  1. Registering for Bridging Online I (BOL1) in a session that begins as soon as possible, and no later than December 2015.
  2. Attending the mandatory Arts Co-op Orientation on Oct. 21 or 29. You must attend one of these sessions. Please sign up for this session in Symplicity.  
  3. Attending the mandatory co-op 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 #1, 2, 3, and 4 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).

The Arts Co-op Information Session will be held on Tuesday, September 15th, 12:30pm, AQ 3154.

Fall Week 5
Oct. 16th
Email notification sent to students who applied to co-op by October 7th if they are allowed to undertake the Job Search Preparation Tasks in the fall semester. This e-mail will summarize what they must complete this fall to prepare for their first co-op job search.
Fall Week 6
Oct. 21 or 29
Orientation for New Arts and Social Science Co-op Students. Please register on Symplicity for this mandatory group session (under Workshops). 
Fall Week 12-17
End of November - Dec. 18
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 2016 Work Terms

Student Activity
Summer Week 17
Aug. 31st
Seeking Student Activation Deadline: Upload your SIS, resume and transcript to Symplicity and check "2016 Spring- 4 month" (on the Profile tab) so that we know you want to do a Spring 2016 job search.
Fall Week 2+
Sept. 11th
Students are released to apply to spring co-op jobs in Symplicity.
Fall Week 3+
Sept. 14th and later
Interview period starts.
Fall 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.
Fall Week 14 Dec. 7th
Last day of classes.

For Students Working a Fall 2015 Term

Week Date Student Activity
Fall Week 3 Sept. 21st
Last day to pay Student Activity and UPass fees. 
Fall Week 8 Oct. 27th
Last day to pay Co-op Practicum fees.
Fall Week 7+ mid-October to November
Site Visits - A co-op coordinator will contact you to schedule a meeting with you and your supervisor.
Fall Week 14 December 15th
Work Reports, Student and Supervisor Evaluation forms due.