Experiential learning plays a key role in the training of future pharmacists. At the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, our students must complete three pharmacy co-op work terms. Co-op is a well-established educational model that promotes continuous learning through the integration of classroom and applied work-based learning. It is a learner-centred model where the onus is on the student to direct their own learning and make a valuable contribution. With the support of our employers, we intend to offer the students a diverse selection of work term opportunities.
General Co-op Requirements:
- 16-18 weeks in duration
- Minimum 35 hours per week
- Paid position (see co-op earnings for salary information)
We have students available to meet your co-op needs all year.
We are now recruiting University of Waterloo Pharmacy co-op positions for the Spring 2020 work term (May to August). There will be approximately 120 candidates available for the Spring work term, and they will be third work term students.
Post a job to hire co-op, graduating students, or alumni. From disciplines available, select “Theme: Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals and SCI-Pharmacy”.
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|CO-OP WORK TERM||WORK DURATION||JOB POSTING DUE||ACADEMIC YEAR|
|#1||January to April||Early September||Year two|
|#2||September to December||Early May||Year two|
|#3||May to August||Early January||Year three|
To begin the hiring process, employers will need to post a job. From the disciplines available, select “Theme: Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals, and SCI-Pharmacy”. You will need to include the following information in your job description:
- Organization information
- Job location
- Job title and responsibilities (e.g. technical, clinical, projects, etc.)
- Required skills
Two cycles of interviews will occur each recruiting term. Employers are strongly encouraged to participate in the first cycle interviews as there will be more students available. If a position remains unfilled after first cycle interviews, we will automatically re-post the position for second cycle interviews for remaining students. Any jobs submitted after the first cycle posting deadline will be posted for the second cycle.
Employers review applications submitted by students and select which students to interview. After the interview has occurred, the employer will rank the students and then students will rank the jobs. Employers and students are matched based on our matching algorithm system.
Important Dates for Spring 2020 Work Term Recruitment
Last Update: October 30, 2019
|STEPS||FIRST CYCLE||SECOND CYCLE|
|Employer job posting deadline||
Tues. Jan 7, 2020
Fri. Jan 31, 2020
|Student applications available for employers to review||
Tues. Jan 14, 2020
Tues. Feb 4, 2020
|Interviews at Tatham Centre (alternate dates and times available)||
Mon. Jan 20, 2020 from 8am – 6pm
Wed. Feb 12, 2020 from 8am – 5pm
|Employer rankings close||
Mon. Jan 27, 2020 @ 9am
Thurs. Feb 13, 2020 @ 9am
|Student rankings close||
Wed. Jan 29, 2020 @ 2pm
Fri. Feb 14, 2020 @ 2pm
|Match results available for employers and students||
Wed. Jan 29, 2020
Fri. Feb 14, 2020