This research study explored the kinds of friendships co-op students make on work terms and how they are impacted by remote work. We also examined the impacts of these friendships on outcomes that are important to both students and employers.
Student experience outcomes
Two previous co-op students designed a study to explore the emotional well-being of engineering co-op students during their first recruitment term to develop a better understanding of what aspects of the co-op process are particularly stressful for students.
Designed by a previous co-op student, this study explored how students perceived the relevance of a co-op role by reading a job description.
Exploring lifelong learning as a concept and how it can be measured can provide educators with clear steps for fostering this mindset in students.
Despite the challenges and hardships individuals experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, these unfortunate circumstances presented a unique opportunity to study widespread organizational change in the context of co-operative education.
This research examines what students thought about their remote work experience and how their employers could best support them.
Researchers conducted a study to test whether students can be “primed” to be more open to job postings that may seem unrelated to their interests or academic program.
This paper explores the role of microcredentials as a formal recognition of a skill or competency (e.g., a certificate).
This research found that co-op students who had a greater lifelong learning mindset had higher performance ratings from their supervisors.
Work-integrated learning (WIL) programs often partner with career services centers to support WIL students throughout the job search process, and résumé critiques are among the most popular career services that WIL students might access.
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