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NEW STUDENTS Accepted to SIAT Co-op


Aim to complete the Co-op Workshop 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-February to join the seeking group for a Fall 2017 co-op term, otherwise, aim to complete these steps by mid-June to join the seeking group for a Spring 2017 co-op term.

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.
Spring 2017

Wednesday, April 12     1:30PM - 2:30PM   SUR 2746
Summer 2017
Thursday, May 18  1:30PM - 2:30PM   SUR 2746
Wednesday, June 14  1:30PM - 2:30PM   SUR 2746
Monday, July 10  1:30PM - 2:30PM   SUR 2746
Monday, August 21  1:30PM - 2:30PM   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 are multiple sessions offered throughout the semester. 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. When avaialble, a full schedule of Spring 2017 offerings will be available for pick up from our SIAT Co-op Office (SUR 2560), or email siatcoop@sfu.ca to request for a digital copy.

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.
Spring 2017
Wednesday, April 19     1:30PM - 2:30PM    SUR 2746
Summer 2017
Wednesday, May 24  1:30PM - 2:30PM   SUR 2746
Thursday, June 22  1:30PM - 2:30PM   SUR 2746
Tuesday, July 18  1:30PM - 2:30PM   SUR 2746
Tuesday, August 29  1:30PM - 2:30PM   SUR 2746      

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). Book your appointment with the Co-op Student Advisor, Helen Cheng via Symplicity (click "Request An Advising Appointment", found at the top right corner under Career Tools and Advising). Helen Cheng can also be reached at siatcoop_adv@sfu.ca, SUR 2562

Watch for the Seeking Announcement and apply to join!

An email announcement will be sent to all SIAT Co-op students (via siatcoop-current mailing list) mid-term each semester, to apply and complete all steps listed in a SIAT Test Job found on Symplicity to join the upcoming co-op seeking group. SIAT Co-op students at this stage are expected to have a complete online portfolio, an up to date resume and cover letter writing skills, readily available for submission. Applications and seeking eligibilty will be reviewed. Students who missed the deadline will be asked to apply to the next seeking group.

Symplicity Job #: 68426, "SIAT FA17 - Test Job for SIAT Students"
Deadline to Apply: Sunday, March 26th, 11:59PM

The next co-op seeking group will be seeking for a Spring 2018 co-op term. The announcement will be made in mid-Summer (June/July). Students participating in the seeking group for a Spring 2018 co-op term will be applying to co-op jobs throughout the Fall 2017 semester to secure a co-op term for Spring 2018 semester, to begin work in January 2018.  

Note: Pre-requisites to join the seeking group includes completion of above workshops (BOL I, Co-op Workshops, Intake Appointment), and having a polished 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 seeking group for a Spring 2018 co-op term, you should strive to be in full-time studies for Fall 2017.

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

Week Dates

Week 14 (Fall 2016) - Week 1 (Spring 2017)

 December - January

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 January 5

Attend the Summer 2017 Seeking Orientation (mandatory for first-time Seekers).

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

Thursday, January 5     1:00PM - 2:30PM     SUR 2980

 1 - 17+

January 4 -  May 5

Apply for jobs in Symplicity 

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


January 23 - May 19

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+

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 (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).


Week Dates
January 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 "2017 Spring" job in Symplicity.

3 & 7

January 17

February 17


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

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

6 - 12
February - March

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).

April 7

Work Term Report and Release Form

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

15 April 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.