Ready for Co-op?

The two tools provided here are designed to help you improve your readiness for co-op. You will learn about employability skills, the skills that lead to getting hired and success at work.

These tools may be helpful if you are a current co-op student or deciding if co-op is the right fit. Completion of both tools will take 20-30 minutes.

These tools will help you...

  • Gain an understanding of employability skillsDecision making

  • Identify employability skills you can develop to get ready for co-op

  • Learn about on-campus and off-campus opportunities to develop your skills

The Employability Skills Self-Assessment helps you reflect on and identify employability skills that may need improvement. You will be presented with six scenarios a student might experience in the co-op process and asked about your readiness to complete certain steps that could solve the scenarios. Upon completion of this tool, you will be presented with a list of skills that have been ranked from most important to least important for your personal development.


Once you have identified skills to develop, use the Skills Development Planner to find skill-building resources from across campus and beyond. Select an employability skill to learn about specific campus resources and services and off-campus resources. Make the most of these services and resources to improve your readiness for co-op.

These tools are not intended to inform you about all co-op processes or how to best find co-op employment. It will help you identify people and resources that can answer your questions. For specific help in co-op, refer to the Co-operative Education website, and when you’re on your work term contact your Student Advisor.

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