Interactive Arts and Technology Co-operative Education

NEW STUDENTS Accepted to SIAT Co-op

Week Suggested Completion Dates


May 9 - June 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 Summer 2016:

Wednesday, May 25   2:30PM - 3:30PM   SUR 2746
Friday, June 24   11:30AM - 12:30PM   SUR 2746 
Friday, August 12   11:30AM - 12:30PM   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 January 11 and the last session starts April 11. 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 Summer 2016 offerings can be picked up from our SIAT Co-op Office (SUR 2560).

4) Attend a SIAT Portfolio Clinic.
Sessions offered for Summer 2016:

Wednesday, June 1   2:30PM - 3:30PM   SUR 2746
Thursday, July 7   11:30AM - 12:30PM   SUR 2746
Thursday, August 18   2:30PM - 3:30PM   SUR 2746        


July 1 - July 15

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

July - August

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. Further instructions will be provided, and applications include 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 eligibilty will be reviewed. Applicants who missed the deadline will be asked to apply to the next seeking group.

Applications to join the Fall 2016 Co-op Seeking group is now CLOSED.

Next Co-op Seeking Group: Spring 2017 (i.e. applying to jobs during Fall 2016 to secure a co-op term for Spring 2017).

Note: 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 Spring 2017 seeking group, you should strive to be in full-time studies for Fall 2016.  

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

Week Dates

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

 April - May

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 have to apply to!  

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

2 May 10

Attend the Fall 2016 Seeking Orientation (mandatory 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 Spring 2016 co-op term.

Tuesday, May 10     12:30PM - 2:00PM     SUR 2750

 2 - 17+

May 13 -  September 9

Apply for jobs in Symplicity 

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


May 27 - September 16

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.     

12 - 17+

July 24 -September 9

Lightning Round

Further information will be provided to all Seeking Students via e-mail. If you will be out of town during the semester break, please let the Co-op office know.


Week Dates
May 15

Co-op Placement Basic Information and Learning Objectives

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

2 & 6

May 20

June 17


May 20: Deadline to pay applicable student fees (e.g. U-Pass, Student Activity)
June 17: Deadline to pay the Co-op Practicum Fee

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

6 - 12
June - July

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).

August 7

Work Term Report and Release Form

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

15 August 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.