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Employer benefits

The Co-operative Education Program:

Is a cost-effective solution for short-term projects and business cycle peaks
Boosts corporate presence on campus
Develops a long-term sustainable recruitment strategy, as you can fill full-time roles with past Co-op students
Students are pre-screened and go through a competitive application process
Contributes to the development of the future work force
Supports continuous learning

Requirements for a Co-op work-term position

Offer productive paid work to help students build on the skills learned in school
Has an office environment with four or more co-workers
There must be a supervisor to provide the student with guidance, opportunities to meet their learning objectives, and conduct a performance evaluation (form to be provided)
A guaranteed minimum of a 35 hour work/week
Work terms to coincide with school semesters which starts in January, May, and September for a minimum of 13 weeks employment

Contact the Career Centre if you have any questions and/or concerns – a Career Advisor is available for support to ensure a successful work-term for all parties.

Supervising a Co-op student

Discuss goals and performance expectations with the Co-op student
Provide ongoing feedback and mentoring to the Co-op student and complete a final performance evaluation
Be available for check-ins via phone or in-person site visits

Note: The Co-op program is a course for which students obtain a grade of "CR" (completed requirements) or a grade of "F" (fail) based on a satisfactory work performance, performance evaluation and a passing grade for their work-term report.

To participate as an employer

The Co-op position must be approved by the Haskayne Career Centre. Please call (403) 220-6743 or email (careercentre@haskayne.ucalgary.ca) and you will be directed to the proper Career Advisor.

Once approved, the Co-op position is to be posted on the Haskayne School of Business "CareerLink," at no cost. Positions can be posted throughout the year.

CareerLink lets you target your job postings to potential candidates by their program discipline.

Register as an employer, today!

The Career Centre can schedule interviews on your behalf and offer interview rooms, at no cost.

Contact the Haskayne Career Centre at (403) 220-6743 or email (careercentre@haskayne.ucalgary.ca)