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Welcome to SFU Co-operative Education!
Co-op is a partnership between the employer, SFU, and the student. The Co-op component of a student's degree is integral to their formal education. The nature of the work is aligned with the student's career goals and allows them the opportunity to explore different career options. Students return to SFU to study after a 4, 8, or 12 month Co-op experience.
We have worked with over 16,500 employer contacts since 1975. We have approximately 10,000 students ready to work locally, nationally and internationally and since 2002, SFU students have won the nationwide title "Co-op Student of the Year" four times.
Diverse Talent Pool
SFU boasts 9,000 co-op students across: Arts & Social Sciences, Beedie School of Business, Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology, Communication, Computing Science, Education, Engineering, Environment, Health Sciences, Interactive Arts & Technology and Science.
Multiple Start Points
SFU Co-op students can start working in January, May or September. This means that we will accept your job postings year-round.
Flexible Work Duration
You can hire our co-op students for 4, 8, 12 and sometimes 16 months.
No Ranking System
At SFU, when you make your offer, our students have one business day to reply. Some institutions require you to wait until your candidate has interviewed with multiple employers, allowing the students to rank their options.
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1. Post your job
We use a simple, online self-serve posting system, contact us to make an account. Click here to access. Alternately, a co-op representative will be happy to post your job for you.
2. Review + interview
Review the package of applicants and contact the Co-op office with your interview candidates.
3. Hire the right fit
After you have interviewed your candidates, notify the Co-op office which Co-op student you would like to hire.