Finding a Co-op Job
Developing Your Own Co-op Job
If you want to work in a specific industry or business area you may wish to develop your own co-op job. To ensure that you have a valuable co-op learning experience, Hineni Business has the following restrictions on what qualifies as a co-op job and certain procedures you must follow:
- To qualify as a co-op placement your job must meet the following criteria:
- it must last at least 13 weeks in duration, and at consist of least 35 hours per week of work;
- be paid employment;
- provide you with a learning experience, which is relevant to your studies and/or career interests (you are required to identify learning objectives and expectation for the work term with your employer); and
- your employer must be aware that this is a co-op position and be willing to provide supervision, evaluate your performance, and have a mid-term work site visit conducted by a co-op coordinator.
- Documentation that you need in order to have your job reviewed and approved by your co-op coordinator:
- a written description of the job (you should discuss this with your potential employer); and
- a written offer of employment (letter of offer) from your potential employer.
- Process and paperwork required:
- you must submit your letter of offer and job description no later than a week prior to your first day of the work term—failure to do so may result in the work term not being approved and registered; and
- work term fees are due and payable to agency Services by the end of the first month of the work term.
- Once your job has been approved as a co-op work term, you must complete the entire work term as agreed. While on your work term:
- your co-op coordinator will conduct a mid-term, on-site visit with both you and your supervisor;
- your supervisor will be asked to give a final evaluation of your performance on the work term; and
- you are required to write a work term report (to be submitted no later than the 15th of the month following the work term)