DON'T WAIT FOR THE FINAL DEADLINE! We strongly recommend you complete the application to Co-op as soon as you are eigible as employers post and close positions early in the semester. Apply by the add/drop date for access to the most job and preparation opportunities.
International Students: Because of slow processing times for co-op work permits through Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), as an international student, you may need to apply to the co-op program at least 8 months before your desired start date for a co-op term.
|Position Start||Add/Drop (Recommended Deadline)||Final Deadline|
|Sept. 2013||May 10, 2013||May 29, 2013|
|Jan, May and Sept. 2014 (Accounting*)||Sept. 10, 2013||Sept. 12, 2013|
|Jan, May and Sept. 2014||Sept. 10, 2013||Sept. 29, 2013|
* ACCOUNTING STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: All CA firm (and some energy sector and manufacturing) postings for Spring, Summer and Fall 2014 positions close bySeptember 19, 2013, so students interested in those positions should apply in May 2013 or as early as possible in Sept. 2013.
To be eligible to apply for and to remain in the Co-op program you must have:
There is no fee for applying to and participating in the pre-work term portion of the co-op program. Co-op tuition fees are only paid when a student has accepted a co-op position and is registered in a Work Experience course. The Management Co-op Program operates as a partial cost recovery program. Work Term tuition provides a portion of the funding necessary for operations. The tuition is tax deductible, maintains a student loan in interest-free status and preserves status as a full-time, continuing student for seniority, scholarships, loans, and benefits eligibilty. The 2013/14 co-op tuition fee is listed on page 66 of the 2012/13 University Calendar (PDF, 197 Kb).
The availability and number of co-op opportunities is dependent upon employers’ needs and labour market conditions. Co-op is not a placement, recruitment or staffing agency. The Co-op office does not "match" you with a job or employer.
However, the Co-op office does assist you with all aspects of the recruitment process and does all the job search and follow-up for you. All positions are placed on a restricted Co-op job board open only to co-op students. Some positions are only available to U of L students, other employers will hire throughout Alberta or Canada.
The co-op recruitment process mirrors that of the real-world, where applicants compete for available positions. Employers may post opportunities at a number of post-secondary institutions. Therefore, co-op placements cannot be guaranteed.
READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU BEGIN:
You will be required to attach a copy of your resume in .doc, .docx or .rtf format as part of the application process. Your resume should outline your education, employment, and volunteer/extracurricular activities. We will help you develop your resume, so it is not expected that this document be "employer-ready" yet.
a) U of L Working Copy Transcripts
You will be required to attach a copy of your U of L Working Copy transcripts in .pdf format (even if you have not yet completed a class at the U of L). U of L Working Copy transcripts can be obtained on the The Bridge. After logging on, go to the "Registrar's Office & Student Services" tab. Select the "Student Records" tab. Select the "Working Copy Transcript" option. Click on the "View Transcript" button and save to your computer.
b) Pre-U of L Transcripts
If you have not attended another post-secondary institution prior to coming to the U of L, skip to step 3.
If you are a transfer, diploma, second degree or post graduate student at the U of L, you will be required to provide a copy of your previous transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended prior to coming to the U of L. These do not have to be official transcripts. You may be able download your transcripts directly from some institutions’ websites. You will be asked to attach a copy of your pre-U of L transcripts in .doc, .docx, .txt or .pdf format as part of the application process. If these transcripts have already been submitted to the U of L, you can contact the U of L Registrar’s office and have them forwarded to the Co-op office (email: firstname.lastname@example.org fax: 403-329-2112 ATTN: Susan Price) instead of attaching them online.
Please read carefully through the Co-op Release Form (PDF 136.18KB) so you understand the expectations of a co-op student in the Management Co-op Program. Download, sign, date and scan the document so you have an electronic copy you can attach to the online application form in .jpg, .gif, .doc, .docx or .pdf format. If you are unable to attach this to the application form, please make sure you have forwarded a copy to the Co-op office (email: email@example.com fax: 403-329-2112 ATTN: Susan Price) within 24 hours of filling out the online co-op appilcation form.
SCHEDULE (for Workshop and Intake)
You will need to know your class and work schedules so you can submit your availability for attendance at a) a 30 minute intake appointment with a Co-op Coordinator AND b) a two-hour Career Management Workshop. You must participate in both these activities to be part of the co-op program. You will be asked to submit your available times for and intake in Step 2 and a Workshop in Step 3 of the application process.