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Undergraduate Co-op Program General Information
Eligibility
How to Apply
Admission Process
Student Benefits & Responsibilities
Co-op Schedule
International Students
Student Loans
 
Undergraduate Co-op Program Detailed Information
Work Term Preparation
Applying for Co-op Jobs
Interview Process
Matching & Placement Process
Formal Offers
Contact with the Co-op Office
Work Term Requirements
 
Coursework Master's Co-op Program
Coursework Master's Co-op Program
 
Resources
Resumes
Cover Letters
References
Interviews
Work Term Objectives
Workplace Tips
 
Forms
Coursework Master's Co-op Admission Application
 

Student Benefits and Responsibilities

Benefits

The Computer Science Co-op Program is much more than a short-term job placement solution. Cooperative education provides students with the opportunity to:

  • develop crucial technical and "soft" employability skills.
  • earn money to supplement education costs. The average wage Computer Science Co-op students receive is over $18.50 per hour.
  • build a resume / portfolio. Each work term allows students to expand their resume to include new skills developed during real work experience.
  • explore career options and define long-term goals.
  • gain confidence in their abilities and identify areas that are in need of further development.
  • develop and maintain important industry contacts.
  • receive a degree parchment that reads

Bachelor of Computer Science Honours
Co-operative Option

or

Bachelor of Science Major
Computer Science
Co-op Option

Responsibilities

Participation in the Co-op Program is a privilege. Students who are accepted into the program are required to:

  • maintain full-time student status year round, which means a minimum of three courses during each academic term.
  • attend all mandatory Co-op meetings and interviews.
  • adhere to all Co-op guidelines and deadlines.
  • ensure that resumes and cover letters are professional in appearance and effective as marketing tools. (Application Materials)
  • arrange for work permits (international students).
  • apply for an appropriate number of jobs.
  • pay for all work term and course fees.
  • follow all employer policies and procedures.
  • work to full capacity during work terms.
  • represent the Computer Science Co-op Program in a professional and ethical manner.
  • submit all required Co-op forms.
  • maintain an active UNIX account at all times and check their email regularly.
  • ensure that all academic requirements are being met.