Arts and Social Sciences Co-operative Education

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

Week
Date
Student Activity
Now
Oct. 5th or earlier Apply online at www.sfu.ca/coop/apply. 
  Now to the middle of December

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 Summer 2017. This must be done by Oct. 5th. (This is found in the Personal Profile section of Symplicity.)

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

  1. Registering for Bridging Online I (BOL1) session in the fall 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 Fall 2016 semester 
  3. Attend the mandatory co-op workshops on Resume, Cover Letters and Interview skills now or by the beginning of December.  
  4. Attend 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".

Fall 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).  
Fall Week 6
Oct. 6-14 Email notification sent to students who applied to co-op by Oct. 5th 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 12-17
Mid October - December
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 2017 Work Terms

Week
Date
Student Activity
Summer Week 17
August 31st
Seeking Student Activation Deadline: Upload your SIS, resume and transcript to Symplicity and check "2017 Spring - 4 month" (on the Profile tab) so that we know you want to do a search for Spring 2017 co-op job.
Fall Week 2+
Sept. 16
Students are released to apply to Spring co-op jobs in Symplicity.
Fall Week 3+
Sept. 19 and later
Interview period starts.
Fall Weeks 1–16
Sept. - Dec.
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 December 5 Last day of classes.

For Students Working a Fall 2016 Term

Week Date Student Activity
Fall Week 3 Sept. 19th
Last day to pay Student Activity and UPass fees. 
Fall Week 7 Oct. 21 Last day to pay Co-op Practicum fees.
Fall Week 7+ mid-Oct. - Nov.
Site Visits - A co-op coordinator will contact you to schedule a meeting with you and your supervisor.
Fall Week 14 Dec. 15th
Work Reports, Student and Supervisor Evaluation forms due.