Student Benefits and Responsibilities
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
Bachelor of Science Major
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.