New Students

Welcome to Communication Co-op!  Check out your next steps for preparing for your first work term:

Bridging Online

Once you have been accepted to Co-op, register and complete Bridging Online I (BOL). BOL I is a two-week online course which focuses on helping you use what you have learned in school effectively in the workplace and vice versa.

Online New Student Orientation

Complete the mandatory online orientation for Communication Co-op two semesters prior to the anticipated work term. Sessions are held the second to fourth month of every semester. 
During the course, we will review Co-op policies and procedures and go into detail about what will happen once you have been accepted into the program. 
Acceptance into the program is contingent upon successfully completing the online orientation.

Workshops

Attend Communication Co-op-specific resume, cover letter and interview workshops prior to your first seeking semester.

One-on-One Seeking Evaluation

Sign up for a One-on-One Seeking Evaluation held in the beginning of the semester, with one of the coordinators/advisor. Please bring the following to your Seeking Evaluation:

  1. Your old and revised resume after attending the resume workshop
  2. Your cover letter and a corresponding job description

Make the Most of Co-op

It is important to realize the commitment that is involved with Co-op. Here are some points that will help you to make the best out of your co-op experience.  

Make Time: It’s a good idea to treat applying to jobs as an additional course to allow time for writing cover letters, researching jobs and preparing for interviews

Stay Motivated: Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get a job immediately.  Some of the best co-op jobs are posted later in the semester.  When classes end, the lightning round helps many co-op students land amazing positions.   

Discover your Passions: Co-op allows you to discover what you like and what you don’t like, all before you fully commit to a career.  Be open to new experiences and venture outside your comfort zone.