NEW STUDENTS

BUS CO-OP: INTRO TO CO-OP COURSE

After acceptance into our co-op program, you will be registered into a pre-requisite Canvas course “BUS CO-OP: Intro to Co-op” where we will work with you through the semester to develop your job search skills to a competitive level. 

Content for the course during the semester includes the following:

During this mandatory session you will meet the co-op staff, learn about co-op opportunities, tips for success, and information on your participation through the program (1.5 hours).
Beginning Fall 2018, Business Co-op will be launching mandatory Advanced Business Co-op Workshops for all new Co-op students. These workshops will cover advanced topics in resume, cover letter and interview preparation drawing on direct feedback from hundreds of current Business Co-op employers. Following these workshops, Business Co-op students should have the knowledge and tools to elevate their documents and interview skills from good to great. The new Advanced Co-op Workshops offer:

  • insights into what distinguishes an exceptional application from one that is average
  • "hands-on" experience customizing your application in order to get shortlisted
  • specialized interview practice and trouble shooting
  • strategies to handle the most common challenges identified by Co-op employers and junior & senior Co-op students

The new Advanced Co-op workshops are 1.5 hours long and build upon the essential knowledge and foundations we expect all participants to have acquired through CMC Passport workshops, such as "what" work search documents and interview to prepare. We will focus on teaching the "how" of building exceptional documents and interview skills.

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Working In Canada (for International students): Learn about the Canadian work environment and how to market your international experience to Canadian employers (1.5 hours).

Bridging Online I is a 2 week co-op course preparing you to identify and transfer your skills to the workplace. Check out further information and how to register here.
Students will complete a Self-Evaluation, Resume, Cover Letter, Student Information Summary Form, and a Work/Study Semester Plan. International students are required to submit a Co-op Work Permit (info sent to students after acceptance into the program).
Students will be given individual, one to one coaching and feedback within Review Sessions and Mock Interviews.

Group Orientation

During this mandatory session you will meet the co-op staff, learn about co-op opportunities, tips for success, and information on your participation through the program (2 hours).  

Job Search Workshops

Resume, Cover letter, and Interview skills (2 hours each or can be completed in one day during an All in One workshop). Learn the basics of how to market your skills in these workshops.  

Specialized Workshops

Working In Canada (for International students): Learn about the Canadian work environment and how to market your international experience to Canadian employers (2 hours).

Working In Banking: Hear from current SFU Business Co-op students who have completed previous Co-op work terms in banking. They will talk about their experiences, insights, as well as share personal tips for success in landing a co-op position in this industry.

Bridging Online

Bridging Online 1 is a 2 week co-op course preparing you to identify and transfer your skills to the workplace. Check out further information and how to register HERE.

Assignments

Students will complete a Self-Evaluation, Resume, Cover Letter, Student Information Summary form, and a Work/Study Semester Plan. International students are required to submit a Co-op Work Permit (info sent to students after acceptance into the program).

One to One Coaching

Students will be given individual, one to one coaching and feedback within Review Sessions and Mock Interviews.

  WORK IN SPRING 2019 WORK IN SUMMER 2019 WORK IN FALL 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE May 7, 2018 September 4, 2018 January 3, 2019
COMPLETE BUS CO-OP COURSE:
INTRO TO CO-OP COURSE
Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
SEEKING TERM (Applying for Jobs) Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019