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NEW STUDENTS Accepted to SIAT Co-op


Aim to complete the Co-op Requirements and Intake Appointment, well in advance of the Seeking Announcement that goes out mid-semester each semester.  As such, aim to complete these steps by mid-October to join the seeking group for a Summer 2018 co-op term, otherwise, aim to complete these steps by mid-February to join the seeking group for a Fall 2018 co-op term.

Co-op 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 myExperience (Experiential Learning > Events Calendar).

1) Attend a SIAT Co-op Information Session. There is one session per month.
Wednesday, September 20     1:30 - 2:30 PM     SUR 2746
Wednesday, October 25     1:30 - 2:30 PM     SUR 2746
Friday, November 24     1:30 - 2:30 PM     SUR 2746
Monday, December 18     1:30 - 2:30 PM     SUR 2746

2) Register in and complete the next possible Bridging Online I (BOL I (One)).
BOL I is a 16-day online course delivered via SFU Canvas. There are multiple sessions offered throughout the semester.

3) Register in and complete SIAT Workshops: Resume, Portfolio (optional), Cover Letter and Interview. All SIAT Co-op students are required to have an online portfolio.
* Click here to download the complete SIAT Co-op Fall 2017 workshop schedule (excludes BOL sessions).


Thursday, September 21     9:30 - 11:00 AM      SUR 4040    *followed by a Portfolio workshop
Thursday, October 12    1:30 - 3:00 PM      SUR 2750    *followed by a Portfolio workshop
Tuesday, October 24     1:30 - 3:00 PM     SUR 3040     *followed by a Portfolio workshop
Wednesday, November 8     1:30 - 3:00 PM     SUR 5320     *followed by a Portfolio workshop
Wednesday, December 20     1:30 - 3:00 PM     SUR 4040     *followed by a Portfolio workshop

Portfolio (optional)
Thursday, September 21     11:00 - 12:00 PM     SUR 4040    *preceded by a Resume workshop
Thursday, October 12    3:00 - 4:00 PM      SUR 2750     *preceded by a Resume workshop
Tuesday, October 24     3:00 - 4:00 PM     SUR 3040     *preceded by a Resume workshop
Wednesday, November 8     3:00 - 4:00 PM     SUR 5320     *preceded by a Resume workshop
Wednesday, December 20     3:00 - 4:00 PM     SUR 4040      *preceded by a Resume workshop

Cover Letter
Wednesday, September 13     1:30 - 3:00 PM     SUR 4040     *followed by an Interview workshop
Thursday, October 19     1:30 - 3:00 PM      SUR 2750     *followed by an Interview workshop
Wednesday, November 1     1:30 - 3:00 PM     SUR 3040     *followed by an Interview workshop
Wednesday, November 15     1:30 - 3:00 PM     SUR 3040    *followed by an Interview workshop     

Wednesday, September 13     3:00 - 4:30 PM     SUR 4040     *preceded by a Cover Letter workshop
Thursday, October 19     3:00 - 4:30 PM      SUR 2750      SUR 2990     *preceded by a Cover Letter workshop
Wednesday, November 1     3:00 - 4:30 PM     SUR 3040     *preceded by a Cover Letter workshop
Wednesday, November 15     3:00 - 4:30 PM     SUR 3040     *preceded by a Cover Letter workshop

Pre-Review Session

Upon completion of the above sessions and workshops, you must book a pre-review session to review the Co-op Agreement and your documents (including your online portfolio). Book your appointment with the Co-op Student Advisor, Helen Cheng via myExperience (Experiential Learning > Appointments Calendar > Book by Appointment Provider > Helen Cheng). Helen Cheng can also be reached at siatcoop_adv@sfu.ca, SUR 2562

Watch for the Announcement to Reserve your Spot in the next Seeking Pool!

An email announcement will be sent to all SIAT Co-op students (via siatcoop-current mailing list) mid-term each semester, to reserve a spot in the upcoming seeking pool. SIAT Co-op students at this stage are expected to have a complete online portfolio, an up to date resume and good cover letter writing skills to readily submit updated documents. Documents and seeking eligibilty will be reviewed. Students who missed the deadline to make their reservations will be asked to apply to the next seeking group.

SEEKING RESERVATION FOR SUMMER 2018 CO-OP TERM - NOW CLOSED (opened from Nov 3, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017)

NEXT SEEKING RESERVATION - FALL 2018 CO-OP TERM - TBA in late-February/early-March
Students participating in the seeking group for a Fall 2018 co-op term will be applying to co-op jobs throughout the Summer 2018 semester to secure a co-op term for Fall 2018 term, and begin working in September 2018. 

Note: Pre-requisites to join the seeking group includes completion of above workshops (BOL I, Resume, Interview, Cover Letter, Portfolio Workshop (optional)), and having a polished online portfolio. Ideally you should be in full-time studies (minimum 9 credit hours) during your seeking term, as there may be job opportunities where eligbility requires you to be in full-time studies the semester before your intended co-op work term. As such, for joining the seeking group for a Fall 2018 co-op term, you should strive to be in full-time studies for Summer 2018.

SEEKING STUDENTS Applying for Co-op Jobs during Fall 2017 for a Spring 2018 Work Term

Week Dates

Week 14 (Summer 2017) - Week 1 (Fall 2017)

 August - September

Work on your Documents to get Released

After making your reservation to seek, you will be informed of your next steps and/or seeking eligibility status. Use the feedback you received from your Co-op Coordinator/Advisor to improve your documents. If your documents are approved, you will be Released on myExperience to view and apply to jobs. The sooner you are released, the more job opportunities you will get to see to apply to!

Not sure what is your current status? Check in on your myExperience account. 

1 September 7

Attend the Spring 2018 Seeking Orientation (mandatory for first-time Seekers).

Register through myExperience (Experiential Learning > Events Calendar). All SIAT Co-op students are welcome to attend. There will be student(s) presenting about their recent co-op experience(s).

September 7    1:30PM - 3:30PM     SUR 2985

 1 - 17+

September - January

Apply for jobs in myExperience (formerly Symplicity)

Students released on myExperience early in the term may start viewing and applying to co-op jobs.


September - early January

Interview Period

Don't be shy to see your Co-op Coordinator/Advisor to touch up on your job-search skills, or for help with preparing for your interviews. Your Co-op Coordinator/Advisor 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 - January

Out of town during the 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 and provide details of your departure (whether you have access to alternate interview methods, such as via Skype, phone; and when you'll be back in town to be available for in-person interviews).

WORKING STUDENTS on co-op for Fall 2017

Students are required to be enrolled in the co-op course for each semester of your co-op work term. Enrollment to the co-op course will automatically give you access to our SIAT Co-op Canvas course that contains all information and resources to submit your co-op requriements. Working students are to complete all co-op requirements and assignments listed in the Canvas course, each 4-month semester. Please refer to the Canvas course for complete assignment list and details.

Week Dates
2 & 3
September 15 &
September 22

Co-op Placement Basic Information and Learning Objectives

September 15: Deadline to complete your Co-op Placement Basic Information
September 21: Deadline to complete your 3 Learning Objectives

3 & 7 September 18

October 20


September 18: Deadline to pay applicable student fees (e.g. U-Pass, Student Activity, etc)
October 20: Deadline to pay the Co-op Practicum Fee

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

6 - 12
October - November

Site Visits

Arrange a site visit with your Co-op Coordinator to meet with you and your supervisor at your workplace (or via phone/Skype for out-of-town placements).


Work Term Report and Release Form

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

15 December 10

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.