NEW STUDENTS Accepted to SIAT Co-op

Week Suggested Completion Dates


September 6 - September 30

Co-op Workshop Requirements

After being accepted to SIAT Co-op, you'll receive an email from the SIAT Co-op Office that outlines your next steps, including completing the following sessions and workshops. Register through Symplicity (Events > Workshops).

1) Attend a SIAT Co-op Information Session.
Sessions offered for Fall 2016:

Friday, September 23   12:30PM - 1:30PM   SUR 2746
Friday, October 14   12:30PM - 1:30PM   SUR 2746 
Friday, November 18   12:30PM - 1:30PM   SUR 2746
Thursday, December 1     12:30PM - 1:30PM   SUR 2746

2) Register in and complete the next possible Bridging Online I (BOL I (One)).
BOL I courses are two-weeks plus two-day time frame. There is a new session every week starting September 12 and the last session starts December 5. The course is delivered via SFU Canvas.

3) Register in and complete Co-op Workshops: Resume, Cover Letter, Interview or complete one All-in-One Workshop. A full schedule of Fall 2016 offerings can be picked up from our SIAT Co-op Office (SUR 2560).

4) Attend a SIAT Portfolio Clinic (optional).
SIAT Co-op students are required to have a polished online portfolio. Learn about what and how to showcase your projects at our portfolio clinic.
Sessions offered for Fall 2016:
Friday, September 30   10:30AM - 11:30AM   SUR 2746
Friday, October 28   12:30PM - 1:30PM   SUR 2746
Friday, November 25   12:30PM - 1:30PM   SUR 2746
Friday, December 16     12:30PM - 1:30PM    SUR 2746       


October 3 - October 14

Intake Appointment

Upon completion of the above sessions and workshops, you must book an Intake Appointment to review the Co-op Agreement and your documents (including your online portfolio). Email the Co-op Coordinator, Stephanie Greaves at to book an appointment or visit the Co-op office in SUR 2568 to make an appointment.

7 - 14

October - December

Apply to join the Next Co-op Seeking Group

An email announcement will be sent to all SIAT Co-op students mid-term each semester, to apply to a SIAT Test Job to join the upcoming Seeking Group. Application process includes completing a websurvey, and applying to the SIAT Test Job in Symplicity with a complete Online Portfolio, Cover Letter, Resume, Transcript and SIS. Applications and seeking eligibilty will be reviewed. Applicants who missed the deadline will be asked to apply to the next seeking group.

Symplicity Job# 66402, "SIAT SU17 - Test Job for SIAT Students"
Deadline to Apply: Sunday, November 27th, 11:59PM

The next Co-op Seeking Group will be to seek for a Fall 2017 co-op term. The announcement will be made in mid-Spring (February/March). Students participating in the Fall 2017 Co-op Seeking group will be applying to co-op jobs during Summer 2017 semester to secure a co-op term for Fall 2017 semester.   

Note: Pre-requisites to join the seeking group includes completion of above workshops (BOL I, Co-op Workshops, Intake Appointment), and having an online portfolio. Eligibility to seek includes having a cgpa of 2.40 and above. Ideally you should be in full-time studies (minimum 9 credit hours) during your seeking term, as there are job opportunities that requires you to be in full-time studies the semester before your intended co-op work term. As such, for joining the Summer 2017 seeking group, you should strive to be in full-time studies for Spring 2017.  

SEEKING STUDENTS Applying for Co-op Jobs during Fall 2016 for a Spring 2017 Work Term

Week Dates

Week 14 (Summer 2016) - Week 1 (Fall 2016)

 August - September

Work on your Documents to get Released

After applying to the SIAT Test Job, you will be informed of your next steps and/or seeking eligibility status. Use the feedback you received from your Co-op Coordinator to improve your documents. If your documents are approved, you will be Released on Symplicity to view and apply to jobs. The sooner you are relased, the more job opportunities you will get to see to apply to!  

Not sure what is your current status? Check in with your Co-op Coordinator.  

1 September 9

Attend the Spring 2017 Seeking Orientation (highly recommended for first-time Seekers).

Register through Symplicity (Events > Workshops). All SIAT Co-op students are welcome to attend. There will be two student presentations, sharing their co-op experience from their recent Summer 2016 co-op term.

Friday, September 9     11:30AM - 1:00PM     SUR 2750

 1 - 17+

September 9 -  January 5

Apply for jobs in Symplicity 

Students are released on Symplicity starting early September, to start viewing and applying to co-op jobs.


September 26 - January 13

Interview Period

Don't be shy to see your Co-op Coordinator to touch up on your job-search skills, or for help with preparing for your interviews. Your Co-op Coordinator can provide you with interview tips and conduct practice mock-interviews with you. The Co-op office also has resources you may look through too such as previous Work Term Reports and Interview Feedback Forms.     

1 - 16+

September - December

Out of town during Seeking Term

If you will be out of town or unreachable at any time during the seeking term, please let the Co-op office know.  


Week Dates
September 15

Co-op Placement Basic Information and Learning Objectives

Deadline to complete your Co-op Placement Basic Information and submit your Learning Objectives (3 objectives) for your "2016 Fall" job in Symplicity.

3 & 7

September 19

October 21


September 19: Deadline to pay applicable student fees (e.g. U-Pass, Student Activity)
October 21: Deadline to pay the Co-op Practicum Fee

Refer to Fall term deadlines and your goSFU account for more information.

6 - 12
October - November

Site Visits

A coordinator will contact you to arrange a site visit to meet with you and your supervisor at your workplace (or via phone/Skype for out-of-town placements).

December 7

Work Term Report and Release Form

Deadline to submit your Work Term Report and signed Release Form via Canvas.

15 December 15

Online Supervisor Evaluation and Student Self-Evaluation

Deadline for your supervisor to submit your Online Supervisor Evaluation, and deadline for you to submit your Student Self-Evaluation.