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Recruit Tomorrow's Talent

Simon Fraser University's Co-operative Education Program (SFU Co-op) has been operating for over 40 years and is the first of its kind in Western Canada. We are leaders in online Co-op curriculum development, and are the first university to offer an online community for co-op student stories and educational content. SFU Co-op's mandate is not only for providing students with work integrated learning opportunities, but also to our 16,500+ employers across the globe; we prepare our students for the workplace so that our employers are able to recruit tomorrow's talent today.

A Co-op Job Should Be...

SUPERVISED

As a Co-op supervisor, you are our co-educators. Your supervision of our student, and your regular, constructive feedback helps them grow professionally.

Learn supervisor requirements →

THE RIGHT TIMING

420 hours minimum over a four month work term period. Students are available year round for 4, 8, or 12 month positions. Work terms begin each January, May, and September.

RELATED TO STUDENT'S ACADEMIC PROGRAM / CAREER GOALS

The nature of the work should be aligned with the student's academic program.

ADHERES TO EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

SFU Co-op students are hired as employees of your organization. All employers operating within BC must adhere to the BC Employment Standards Act. SFU Co-op reserves the right to deny participation to any employer contravening this Act. Students complaints will be directed to the BC Ministry of Labour for resolution. Employers located outside BC must adhere to their regional and federal employment laws.

PAID

Co-op work terms must be paid at a rate comparable to industry norms. Students are encouraged to consider the educational benefit of a position rather than salary; however, salary is a factor in students' work term considerations.

If you are unsure whether or not your job qualifies after reading the above criteria, please contact us to discuss further.

If your job falls outside of the Co-op parameters, consider sending your job description to:

  • Career Services
  • Beedie Business Career Management Centre (includes graduate students and alumni)

Hiring
Made Easy

POST YOUR JOB

Log in to myExperience (our online self-serve job posting system) and post your job. Select which program you'd like to target, and then post your job. You may also email your job description to a Co-op representative and we'll do the posting for you.

REVIEWING APPLICATIONS

Once you have received and reviewed your package of applicants, please email the Co-op office with the following information and we will schedule interviews for you (Get the contact information):

  • Shortlisted candidates' names 
  • Your preferred interview times 
  • Interview location and 
  • Interviewer name

As soon as we have scheduled your shortlisted students for interview, we will confirm via email. On-campus interview space is available if needed.

INTERVIEW

As soon as we have scheduled your shortlisted students for interviews, we will confirm the schedule via email. On-campus interview space is available if needed. Phone and Skype interviews are also an option.

SELECT YOUR CANDIDATE

After you have interviewed your candidates, notify the Co-op office which co-op student you would like to hire. We will inform the candidates of your decision.

TO HIRE FOR...
POST DURING...
MAY JAN - APR
SEP MAY - AUG
JAN SEP - DEC

Sample
Job Descriptions

ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES

BEEDIE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

BIOMEDICAL PHYSIOLOGY & KINESIOLOGY

COMMUNICATION

ENGINEERING

ENVIRONMENT

HEALTH SCIENCES

INTERACTIVE ARTS & TECHNOLOGY

SCIENCE