PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

Apply as early as first year - the sooner the better. If you're interested in joining Co-op, but not sure if you meet our requirements, please contact siatcoop_adv@sfu.ca.

ADMISSION 
TO THE FACULTY OF 
INTERACTIVE ARTS
& TECHNOLOGY

REQUIREMENTS

ADMISSION TO THE FACULTY OF INTERACTIVE ARTS & TECHNOLOGY

CREDIT
HOURS

CREDITS

WORK PERMITS (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

WORK PERMITS
(INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

GOT TIME?

Involvement in SIAT Co-op requires a significant commitment from you. You’ll want to consider these points carefully before applying.

Success in Co-op means a time commitment. Co-op students say that applying for Co-op jobs is like taking an extra course. You’ll compete against university students across Canada for jobs. Writing cover letters, preparing for interviews, attending Co-op workshops... it all takes time and effort. Like most good things, the more you put in, the better the payoff.

At least 3 additional semesters. 

All undergraduate students are expected to complete at least 3 work terms, ideally, 4, alternating between work and study semesters. Students not intending to complete at least 3 work terms will not be admitted.

Immerse yourself.

In the same semester, you apply to Co-op, you’ll be immersed in a professional pre-employment program which includes coaching in resumes, cover letters, portfolios and interview preparation.

Stay the course.

Remember: only tailored, flawless applications get you shortlisted. Spend the time to create customized documents and you’ll get results; otherwise, don’t apply.

Don't worry.

Don't worry if you didn't get a job immediately. Many of our students are placed late in the semester. Some of our best jobs are posted later in the semester.

It’s competitive.

Acceptance into Co-op does not guarantee your placement in a specific work term. Students apply for posted positions; employers decide who to interview and whom to hire.

Plan.

Plan to apply 2 semesters prior to your first work term. Apply as early as the first year; the earlier, the better.

Success can be a moving target. 

Some of our best co-op students are not placed in the first semester they try.

Co-op is about learning what type of work you like and don't like. We encourage our Co-op students to apply for jobs that cross diverse fields during education. By the time you graduate, you’ll have formed ideas about the type of work environment you’re best suited to, and these will be grounded in real life work experience.

  WORK IN SPRING 2020   WORK IN SUMMER 2020   WORK IN FALL 2020  
PREPARATION TERM
(complete Prerequisites and Annual Seeking Canvas course)
Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020
SEEKING TERM 
(apply and interview for co-op jobs)
Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2019