PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

Business Co-op is an optional program for undergraduate students in SFU Business to gain paid work experience within a professional business setting. In order to prepare our Co-op students to be successful, Beedie Business Co-op students need to have experiences outside of the classroom such as part time work, volunteer or club experience in advance of their first semester applying to Co-op jobs. Some previous experience, while not necessarily paid, is important to Co-op employers when considering applicants to their jobs. 

If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact a Business Co-op Career Advisor at coopbus-advisor@sfu.ca. The other general requirements for SFU Business Co-op are:

ADMISSION 
TO THE FACULTY OF 
BUSINESS

ADMISSION TO THE FACULTY OF BUSINESS

CREDIT
HOURS

CREDITS

WORK PERMITS (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

WORK PERMITS
(INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

EXPERIENCE CRITERIA

EXPERIENCE CRITERA

Before being approved to join the Co-op Program, you must complete the online application form. It is recommended that you apply between 30-60 credit hours.

BUS CO-OP: INTRO TO CO-OP

After acceptance into our co-op program, you will be registered into a pre-requisite Canvas course where we will work with you through the semester to develop your job search skills to a competitive level.
Content for the course during the semester includes:

  • Group Orientation
  • Job Search Workshops (Resume, Cover Letter, Interview)
  • Specialized Workshops (Working In Canada, Working In Banking)
  • Bridging OnLine (BOL I)
  • Assignments (Self-Evaluation, Resume, Cover Letter, Student Information Summary, Work/Study Semester Plan, Work Permit (VISA))
  • One to One Coaching (Review Sessions, Mock Interviews)

Visit the New Student page to learn more about the Co-op Process
Upon successful completion of the "Bus Co-op: Intro to Co-op" Course, you will have access to the Co-op job postings to apply to positions that will begin the following semester.
Students that successfully compete for a co-op job will be registered into their Co-op practicum course and begin a 4 or 8 month work term during this semester.

1. APPLY TO CO-OP

Before being approved to join the Co-op Program, you must complete the online application form It is recommended that you apply between 30-60 credit hours.

2. NEW STUDENT SEMESTER

After acceptance into our co-op program, you will be registered into a pre-requisite Canvas course where we will work with you through the semester to develop your job search skills to a competitive level.
Content for the course during the semester includes:

  • Group Orientation
  • Job Search Workshops (Resume, Cover Letter, Interview)
  • Specialized Workshops (Working In Canada, Working In Banking)
  • Bridging OnLine (BOL I)
  • Assignments (Self-Evaluation, Resume, Cover Letter, Student Information Summary, Work/Study Semester Plan, Work Permit (VISA))
  • One to One Coaching (Review Sessions, Mock Interviews)

3. SEEKING SEMESTER

Upon successful completion of the "Bus Co-op: Intro to Co-op" Course, you will have access to the Co-op job postings to apply to positions that will begin the following semester

4. WORKING SEMESTER

Students that successfully compete for a co-op job will be registered into their Co-op practicum course and begin a 4 or 8 month work term during this semester.

 

Check out the timeline below to see how you can fit Co-op into your Beedie journey.

  WORK IN FALL 2020 WORK IN SPRING 2021 WORK IN SUMMER 2021
APPLICATION DEADLINE January 3, 2020 June 4, 2020 October 4, 2020
COMPLETE BUS CO-OP COURSE:
INTRO TO CO-OP COURSE
Spring 2020 Summer 2020 Fall 2020
SEEKING TERM (Applying for Jobs) Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021