Combine your Student Society Executive experience with SFU's co-op program.
Are you a student who is already registered in SFU's co-op program or is considering applying to co-op? Are you an elected candidate to the Executive Committee of the SFSS? Starting Summer 2022, elected students will have the option to count their SFSS executive roles as co-op work terms.
Students are registered into a co-op practicum course when completing a co-op work term which is recognized as full-time student status by the university. This means that as a co-op student, SFSS executives can maintain full-time student status while serving executive roles with the SFSS.
Just like with any co-op position, it will also count towards the three co-op work terms required to receive a Co-op Degree Designation upon graduation.
Can all students in any faculty qualify their SFSS Executive role as a co-op work term?
No. FAS Co-op students in Engineering, SEE, MSE that are required to complete technical work terms will only be able to count their SFSS Executive role as a non-technical, non-mandatory co-op term. (Check with your faculty co-op program for further details).
How many co-op work terms can I complete as part of this executive role?
It is up to you if you would like to count between 1 to 3 terms towards a co-op.
Please work with your faculty co-op program to register you for each semester within the appropriate practicum course.
Are international students required to have a co-op work permit to work in the SFSS executive roles?
Yes, they must have a valid co-op work permit. International students may use their on-campus permit to work until their co-op work permit arrives.
Due to COVID-19, IRCC has established a temporary measure allowing students to use their on/off campus work authorization for any co-op work as long as they have submitted a co-op work permit application. Once this temporary measure expires, they can no longer use their on/off campus work authorization – they must have a valid co-op work permit before they begin their work term.
Dealing with a difficult issue during your work term?
The WIL Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Team is here to support you. Learn more here: https://www.sfu.ca/edi/support/students.html