Bridging Online (BOL)

Welcome to Bridging Online Learning (BOL), the online Co-operative Education pre-employment course that all SFU Co-op students complete.

BOL is a unique skills transfer course that intends to help you identify and use your skills and knowledge in different contexts. Specifically, BOL will focus on helping you use what you have learned in school, work, volunteer and other experiences effectively in the workplace and vice versa.

BOL is delivered as an online course via Canvas.

  • BOL I is a two-week plus two-day online course and takes approx. 10-12 hours to complete. The main topics are skills transfer and drafting your resume and cover letter. You will complete BOL I after you have been accepted into your Co-op Program.

BOL I Course Description

BOL I is designed to help you jump start your work integrated learning experience. Interactions with a facilitator and your peers will guide your learning. The material is presented with infographics, videos, and podcasts so there is not a lot of reading. Discussions, assignments, quizzes and self-directed activities will complement your learning. You will:

  • Explore your experiences and learn how your skills can transfer to a professional job
  • Learn the tools needed to write a professional and convincing resume and cover letter
  • Understand your career goals and the variety of paths you can take to success
  • Reflect on yourself through an inclusive lens and learn how to communicate professionally in a diverse context

We are committed to the principle of universal learning in an inclusive environment. We invite participation from all students with the diverse identities that we each bring to the course. Mutual respect, civility, an understanding of ourselves and our peers, and the ability to listen carefully are crucial to universal learning. Active, thoughtful, and respectful participation in all aspects of the course will make our time together as productive and engaging as possible.

BOL II Working Student Curriculum

In the past, students starting out on their Co-op work term were required to register in a stand-alone course called BOL II: Engaging Your Workplace. To avoid this additional step, we are pleased to announce that the BOL II content has now been integrated into program-specific working student courses. Among other things, the curriculum covers important topics such as Rights and Responsibilities and Health, Safety, and Well-Being. 

BOL Session Offerings and Registration

  • BOL I: Register once you have applied and been accepted to Co-op.
  • Register via the events calendar in myExperience.


BOL Course and Registration: Tricia O'Hagan | email: | phone: 778.782.2667
BOL Manager: Andrea Sator | email: 


Spring 2023  

Session 1

January 9- January 25

Session 2

January 16- February 1

Session 3

January 23- February 8

Session 4

January 30- February 15

Session 5

February 6- February 22

Session 6

February 13- March 1

Session 7

February 20- March 8

Session 8

February 27- March 15

Session 9

March 6- March 22

Session 10

March 13-March 29

Session 11

March 20- April 5

Session 12

March 27- April 11

Session 13

April 3- April 19

Session 14

April 10- April 26