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NEW STUDENTS Accepted to SIAT Co-op


Co-op Requirements

After being accepted to SIAT Co-op, you'll receive an email from the SIAT Co-op office of your next steps to complete the following info sessions and workshops. Register to all workshop events through myExperience (Experiential Learning > Events Calendar). Each type of the SIAT workshops are offered once per month.

1) Attend a SIAT Co-op Information Session.
Friday, January 19     1:30 - 2:30 PM     SUR 3010
Wednesday, February 14     1:30 - 2:30 PM     SUR 3010
Monday, March 26     1:30 - 2:30 PM     SUR 2750
Monday, April 23     1:30 - 2:30 PM     SUR 2710

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

3) Register in and complete each SIAT Workshop: Resume, Portfolio (optional), Cover Letter and Interview. All SIAT Co-op students are required to have an online portfolio. For your convenience, there are workshops scheduled back-to-back and are grouped together as: Resume & Portfolio, and Cover Letter & Interview. For most up to date information, see myExperience.
* Download a PDF of the SIAT Co-op Spring 2018 workshop schedule here (excludes BOL).


Friday, January 5     9:30 - 11:00 AM      SUR 2990    *followed by a Portfolio workshop
Tuesday, February 13    9:30 - 11:00 AM      SUR 2990    *followed by a Portfolio workshop
Monday, March 5     1:30 - 3:00 PM     SUR 5320     *followed by a Portfolio workshop
Wednesday, April 4     9:30 - 11:00 AM     SUR 3040     *followed by a Portfolio workshop

Portfolio (optional)
Friday, January 5     11:00 - 12:30 PM     SUR 2990    *preceded by a Resume workshop
Tuesday, February 13    11:00 - 12:30 PM      SUR 2990     *preceded by a Resume workshop
Monday, March 5     3:00 - 4:30 PM     SUR 5320     *preceded by a Resume workshop
Wednesday, April 4     11:00 - 12:30 PM     SUR 3040     *preceded by a Resume workshop

Cover Letter
Wednesday, January 17     1:30 - 3:00 PM     SUR 3290     *followed by an Interview workshop
Wednesday, March 7     1:30 - 3:00 PM      SUR 3120     *followed by an Interview workshop
Friday, March 23     1:30 - 3:00 PM     SUR 3250     *followed by an Interview workshop
Thursday, April 26     1:30 - 3:00 PM     SUR 3290    *followed by an Interview workshop     

Wednesday, January 17     3:00 - 4:30 PM     SUR 3290     *preceded by a Cover Letter workshop
Wednesday, March 7     3:00 - 4:30 PM      SUR 3120      *preceded by a Cover Letter workshop
Friday, March 23     3:00 - 4:30 PM     SUR 3250     *preceded by a Cover Letter workshop
Thursday, April 26     3:00 - 4:30 PM     SUR 3290     *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 Register in the next Seeking Pool!

An email announcement will be sent to all SIAT Co-op students (via siatcoop-current mailing list) each semester, to register for the upcoming seeking pool. Students who register will be added to a Seeking Canvas course to complete seeking preparation assignments. Documents and seeking eligibilty will be reviewed and students who successfully complete the course will be released on myExperience to view and apply to co-op jobs for the applicable seeking term.  Students who missed the deadline to register will be asked to apply to the next seeking group.

- NOW OPEN! (announced January 29, 2018)
Deadline: March 18, 2018
Register to gain access and complete the Fall 2018 Seeking Canvas course. Aim to obtain release status before May 2018. Students in the Fall 2018 seeking group will be applying to co-op jobs throughout Summer 2018, to secure a co-op work term that begins in September 2018.  

Seeking Registration for Spring 2019 Co-op term will be announced in late-May
Students in the Spring 2019 seeking group will be applying to co-op jobs throughout Fall 2018, to secure a co-op work term that begins in January 2019.

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 to jobs during Spring 2018 for a Summer 2018 Co-op Work Term

Week Dates

13 of Fall 2017 - 19 of Spring 2018


Work through the Seeking Canvas course and get Released  

After making your reservation to seek, you will receive a welcome email and receive an invitation to a Seeking Canvas course to complete. Work through the Seeking Canvas course and with your Co-op Coordinator/Advisor to improve your documents. When you successfully complete the Seeking Canvas course, you will be Released on myExperience to view and apply to jobs. The sooner you are released, the more time you'll have to view and apply to job opportunities!

Not sure what is your current status for release? Check if you've completed all assignments in the Seeking Canvas course.  

1 Within First week of Classes

Attend a 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).

Thursday, January 4    1:30PM - 3:00PM     SUR 5140     Summer 2018 Seeking Orientation
(Tentative) Thursday, May 3     1:30PM - 3:00PM     SUR TBC     Fall 2018 Seeking Orientation

 1 - 19

Throughout Seeking Semester and potentially beyond

Apply for jobs in myExperience (formerly Symplicity)

Students released on myExperience early in the term may start viewing and applying to co-op jobs as early as, first day of classes. Co-op jobs are posted throughout the Spring term and possibly into May for late-May start date.  

 3 - 22

mid-January - early May

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 may also have resources to look through, such as previous Work Term Reports and Interview Feedback Forms.   

1 - 19

January - May

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. Indicate whether you'll have access to alternate interview methods, such as via Skype, phone; and when you'll be back in town available for in-person interviews.

WORKING STUDENTS on co-op in Spring 2018

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

3 & 4
January 15 &
January 22

Co-op Placement Basic Information and Learning Objectives

January / May / September 15: Deadline to complete your Co-op Placement Basic Information
January / May / September 22: Deadline to complete your 3 Learning Objectives

3 & 7 January 16

February 16


January 16: Deadline to pay applicable student fees (e.g. U-Pass, Student Activity, etc)
February 16: Deadline to pay the Co-op Practicum Fee

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

5 - 12
February - March

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).

April 8

Work Term Report and Release Form

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

15 April 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.