Recruitment Cycles and Student Availability

  • All co-op programs start in year 3, meaning students have completed at least 5 academic semesters before their first work term.
  • Students apply to enter co-op in the second semester of year 2, after completing an 8-week career course, “Skills for Career Success in Science”, which is open to all science students.
  • In year 3, all co-op students \also complete another 8-week professionalism course, "Advanced Job Search Skills for Science Co-op Students", before their first work term.

Table: Work-Study Sequence, by Co-op Program:

Co-op Program

Third Year

Fourth Year

Fifth Year

  • Actuarial & Financial Mathematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Chemical Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geography & Environmental Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Medical Physics
  • Molecular Biology & Genetics
  • Physics

Fall

Winter

Summer

Fall

Winter

Summer

Fall

Winter

Academic
Term

Work
Term

Work
Term

Academic
Term

Academic
Term

Work
Term

Work
Term

Academic
Term

  • Biology & Pharmacology

Academic
Term

Academic
Term

Work
Term

Academic
Term

Work
Term

Senior
Thesis

Work
Term

Academic
Term


Co-op Recruitment Cycles:

CycleCo-op Position StartsStudent Availability
Winter January 4 or 8 months
Spring May 4 or 8 months
Fall September 4 months

Recruitment Dates:

Fall (September to December) 2018 Work Term
  • Job Postings Accepted: April 23 to August 31, 2018
  • Job Board Opens: Wednesday May 9, 2018
  • Interviews Begin: May 18, 2018
  • Offers: Continuous cycle. Offers can be presented at any time and are on a first-come, first-served basis until all eligible students are hired.
Winter (January to April) 2019 Work Term
  • Job Postings Accepted: August 27 to December 20, 2018
  • Job Board Opens: September 6, 2018
  • Interviews Begin: September 16, 2018
  • Offers: Continuous cycle. Offers can be presented at any time and are on a first-come, first-served basis until all eligible students are hired.
Summer (May-August) 2019 Work Term
  •  Recruiting dates TBA
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