Work term reports or reflections are a required part of your co-op degree designation and are submitted to your faculty or program department for grading. The ability to communicate well in writing, whether composing a strong analytical report or expressing reflections on your work term experience, is a valuable transferable skill that will benefit you in any workplace.
A minimum of four satisfactory work reports (one from WatPD and three from work terms) are required for graduation in most programs. Visit your undergraduate department’s website for work report guidelines or contact your faculty/program's academic advisor for assistance.
Bonus: Many departments offer work term report awards with cash prizes for well-written reports!
For more information on work term report requirements, visit our co-op roles and responsibilities page.
Additional details for Math and AHS students:
If you’re in the Faculty of Math, you are required to have your work report marked by your employer as well as an on-campus evaluator. This includes students studying in Math/Accounting programs.
If you're in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences or studying Math/Science/Biotechnology/Accounting, it's recommended that you have your work report marked by your employer as well as an on-campus evaluator.
These work report evaluations are facilitated by your faculty/program, so reach out to your academic advisor with any questions!