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What is the university doing to support fall co-op students? How will we attain jobs?

We know that the fall 2020 work term will present unique challenges for both students and employers. To address that, we’ve developed a number of flexible pathways to help you complete your spring and fall 2020 work terms. 

Visit Co-operative Education’s Fall 2020 work term webpage for details about how the co-op process and requirements have been altered for students in light of COVID-19, including flexibility in the number of required work terms, changes to our existing work term requirements and allowing exceptions for sequence changes. 

We’re also working closely with our network of over 7,000 co-op employers to encourage continued opportunities for student work terms. In addition to our usual job development efforts, we’ve been intentionally connecting with employers over LinkedIn, our faculty and alumni networks, digital advertising campaigns, and more to develop more job opportunities for students. To make it easier for employers to hire our students, we’ve increased our flexibility around hiring deadlines, interview methods, work term lengths, funding opportunities and more!

Finally, we’ve compiled some helpful resources to help students find employment and enhance their digital skill sets in the current economic climate. Our free Digital Skills Fundamentals course will equip students with the digital knowledge and talents to make significant contributions to organizations in need of a stronger digital approach. We encourage students to make use of these resources, and reach out to their co-op advisor with any questions!