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Business Co-op is an optional program for undergraduate students in SFU Business to gain paid work experience within a professional business setting. In order to prepare our Co-op students to be successful, Beedie Business Co-op students need to have experiences outside of the classroom such as part time work, volunteer or club experience in advance of their first semester applying to Co-op jobs. Some previous experience, while not necessarily paid, is important to Co-op employers when considering applicants to their jobs.
If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact a Business Co-op Career Advisor at email@example.com.
Beedie School of Business Student
- You must be formally admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration program.
- You must also be in good academic standing and have a minimum of a 2.4 CGPA.
We encourage you to apply after completing 30 units.
- 30 - 60 units: you are eligible to apply
- over 90 units: visit the career management centre first
Keep in mind:
- Complete the NEW student requirements at least two semesters before undertaking your first co-op work term.
- Complete at least 3 work terms before completing your degree.
Work Permits (International Students)
International students are required to obtain a valid Co-op work permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) before applying to SFU Co-op jobs. Once accepted into the Co-op program, you will be issued a letter to include in your work permit application. We recommend applying for the work permit as early as possible, as processing times can be lengthy.
Beedie Business Co-op students need to have experiences outside of the classroom such as part time work, volunteer or club experience in advance of their first semester applying to Co-op jobs. Some previous experience, while not necessarily paid, is important to Co-op employers and for our students success in the co-op program.
Check out the timeline below to see how you can fit Co-op into your Beedie journey.
Step 1: Apply to Co-op
Before being approved to join the Co-op Program, you must complete the online application form. It is recommended that you apply between 30-60 credit hours.
Step 2: New Student Semester
BUS CO-OP: Intro to Co-op
After acceptance into our co-op program, you will be registered into a pre-requisite Canvas course 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:
- Group Orientation
- Job Search Workshops (Resume, Cover Letter, Interview)
- Specialized Workshops (Working In Canada, Working In Banking)
- Bridging OnLine (BOL I)
- Assignments (Self-Evaluation, Resume, Cover Letter, Student Information Summary, Work/Study Semester Plan, Work Permit (VISA))
- One to One Coaching (Review Sessions, Mock Interviews)
Step 3: Seeking Semester
Upon successful completion of the "Bus Co-op: Intro to Co-op" Course, you will have access to the Co-op job postings to apply to positions that will begin the following semester.
Step 4: Working Semester
Students that successfully compete for a co-op job will be registered into their Co-op practicum course and begin a 4 or 8 month work term during this semester.
|Work in Summer 2021||Work in Fall 2021||Work in Spring 2022|
|Application Deadline||October 4, 2020||February 4, 2020||June 4, 2021|
|Complete BUS Co-op Course:
Intro to Co-op Course
|Fall 2020||Spring 2021||Summer 2021|
|Seeking Term (Applying for Jobs)
||Spring 2021||Summer 2021||Fall 2021|