Working Students

Congratulations, you landed a Co-op job! Your hard work, persistence and job search strategies paid off.

Now what?

Co-op is going to be a great opportunity to get hands-on experience, make industry connections, and start your path to your career. As an SFU Co-op student you will be seen by your employer and colleagues as an ambassador of SFU.

What does this mean?

It means that you are representing SFU while on your Co-op work term and will strive to be a motivated, responsible, and productive employee. You also want to maximize the benefit of the work term opportunity to have a rich learning work experience.

How could this mission be accomplished? What do you need to do to succeed in your upcoming Co-op work term?

Step 1: Co-op Placement Confirmation

Once you are successful in your job interview and accept a job offer, you will receive a Congratulations on your placement! email outlining things that need to be done in order to prepare for your upcoming Co-op work term. This is an exciting opportunity! The email is your work term preparation checklist.

Step 2: Practicum Course Registration

Prior to the start of your work term, you need to register via goSFU in your appropriate Co-op Practicum course:

  • CMPT 426: Co-op Practicum I (1st Work Term)
  • CMPT 427: Co-op Practicum II (2nd Work Term)
  • CMPT 428: Co-op Practicum III (3rd Work Term)
  • CMPT 429: Co-op Practicum IV (4th Work Term)
  • CMPT 430: Co-op Practicum V (5th Work Term)

Step 3: Ensure You Are Enrolled in the Canvas Work Term Course

Your assigned Co-op coordinator will enroll you in the Canvas Work Term course.

Step 4: Study and Complete your Canvas Work Term Course

The Working Canvas course is created to facilitate your learning at work by providing not only tips and strategies for you to succeed at work, but also fundamentals you to grow and develop as a professional. Same as any academic courses, make sure to schedule and invest time for reviewing the course modules and complete assignments by the set deadlines. This paves the way directly to your work term success and makes it possible to accomplish your mission as a “SFU Ambassador”.