We prepare you for your co-op job search!

As a co-op student you will participate in a series of workshops designed to develop the job search and employability skills needed for success in the Co-op Program and throughout your career. Co-op Coordinators and guest speakers will share their expertise about the job search process and workplace issues.

Workshops are held throughout the fall and winter terms, prior to your first work term. If you intend to join co-op, you should keep Tuesday evenings (5:30– 7:30 PM) or Thursdays (12:00 – 2:00 PM) open in order to attend the workshops. Attendance is mandatory.

Many employers in Forestry and Natural Resources Conservation require students to have a driver’s license – it is a good idea to get one as soon as possible if you do not already have yours.

There are 3 components to each workshop:

  1. Online: Students will follow the online workshop component on Connect. These online workshops have assessments and assignments to prepare students before attending the In-Person component.
  2. In-Person: Once all the assessments and assignments have been completed, students attend an interactive in-person component to workshop their skills together.
  3. Group Seminars:The final step is to meet in small groups with the Co-op Coordinator to expand on the topics covered in more detail.

Workshop #1

  • Introduction to Co-op
  • Self-Assessment
  • Resumes
  • Cover Letters

Workshop #2

  • Job Search Techniques
  • Interview Skills

Workshop #3

  • Transition to the Workplace
  • Work Term Requirements
  • Workplace Legislation
  • Safety