Working Students

Congratulations, you landed a Co­-op job! Your hard work, persistence and tailored applications paid off. Now what?

Your participation in the Co­-op Program, which is a formal SFU academic program, means that you will be seen by your employer and colleagues as an “ambassador of SFU.”

What does that mean? It means that you are representing SFU while on a Co-op Term and will strive to be a productive, motivated and responsible employee.

Before Your Work Term

Step 1: Co-op Employment Confirmation

Once your Co-op position has been confirmed, you will receive a Co-op Employment Confirmation email outlining your next steps to prepare for your upcoming work term. Carefully read this as there is important information regarding Practicum Registration, Student Loans, Open Scholarships and more!

Step 2: Practicum Registration

Prior to the start of your work term, you will be registered into your appropriate Co-op Practicum Course. You will be registered in goSFU and a Working Canvas Course for the duration of your Work Term. Throughout your Work Term, you are expected to complete all assignments in the Canvas Course.

During Your Work Term

When starting a new job it's important to remember that the people you work with will be your references for future employment and post-graduate opportunities. Treat co-workers and people at every level in your workplace with the same courtesy and respect that you yourself would like to be treated.