Seeking Students

It is important to realize what your commitment to Co-op represents. Here are some points that will help you to make the most out of your Co-op experience.

  • Expect the Co-op process to take up a lot of your time; students in the past have said that it's similar to taking another course. 
  • Co-op is also about learning what you like and what you don't. We encourage students to “try out” various areas to ensure that when they graduate, they have a good idea of the type of work and working environment they prefer.
  • A consistent effort throughout the semester is required. Don't be discouraged, continue to apply and keep in close contact with your Co-op coordinator/advisor. 
  • Students are also encouraged to conduct their own self-directed work search with support from their Co-op coordinator.  See below for more details.

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Access to Postings

All Co-op job postings are available online and can be accessed from myExperience. These postings will only be visible once your Co-op Coordinator has "Released" you to search for jobs.  Non-released students only have access to volunteer and other non-co-op job opportunities.

Please keep and follow all steps carefully.

Update myExperience Documents

Upload your revised documents to your Documents section in myExperience; use descriptive names and set the appropriate document type:

  • Student Information Summary form (SIS)
  • Co-op Transcript downloaded from your goSFU Account
  • Updated Resume 
  • Sample Cover Letter

Find the CMPT or SOSY Test Application and apply with your documents.

Once the Test Application has closed, your documents will be reviewed by your advisor or coordinator. Upon approval, you will be Released to seek for the next work term.  

Seeking Requirements

Undergraduate Students

  • Completed a minimum of 45 credit hours, including transferred credits. If you have 90+ credits, submit a hard copy of your work/study plan to your coordinator.

  • Minimum CGPA of 2.0.

  • CMPT 275 (Computing Science) or 276 (Software Systems) completed or in progress. Some exceptions may apply for transfer, second degree, or post-baccalaureate diploma students.

  • Completion of Bridging Online I, Co-op workshops, and document review session(s).

  • Registered as a full-time student (minimum of 9 credit hours). Some exceptions may apply.

Graduate Students

  • Completed a minimum of four courses.
  • Minimum CGPA of 3.0.