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Co-operative Education Student Information

Who can participate?

Presently, Co-operative Education is only offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus as a component of most Business and all Engineering Technology diploma programs. Only students enrolled full time, on campus at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw Campus in one of the programs listed here may participate in Co-operative Education work terms.

How do you benefit?

  • practical application of concepts developed in classroom 
  • better understanding of program and course material with "career-related" experiences
  • assists in making program specialization and career option choices
  • obtain a better understanding of careers in your chosen field
  • develop a network of employer contacts
  • enhances possibility of finding permanent employment after graduation
  • experience new living and working environments across Canada
  • competitive salaries assist with the costs of education

What scholarships and awards are available to you?

  • Co-operative Education Student of the Year Award
    Application forms are available from the Co-operative Education office at the Moose Jaw campus.
  • Dennis Metheral Memorial Scholarship
    Apply by completing the Moose Jaw fall general scholarship application, which is available each September on the scholarships page.

How does co-op work?

  • co-op co-ordinators provide assistance with resumes, interview skills and job search techniques
  • co-op co-ordinators identify and post job opportunities for students; salaries are determined by the employer
  • students apply for posted positions that are of interest to them and are encouraged to seek their own employment opportunities
  • employers shortlist candidates and the Co-op Office arranges for interviews; most interviews are held on campus, although they may be held at the employer's location or by telephone
  • based on the interviews, placements are made using a system of employer and student rankings and a computerized match. Employment letters and other placement details are co-ordinated by the Co-op Office

What is expected of you?

  • attend informational meetings with your co-ordinator
  • provide the Co-op Office with a current copy of your resume and transcript
  • check the PlacePro website for jobs on a regular basis and monitor emails
  • apply for all suitable positions and attend interviews with the employers
  • be flexible and participate fully in the employment process
  • honour job acceptance and perform appropriately on the job
  • inform your co-ordinator immediately of any problems or changes during the work term; familiarize yourself with the Co-op Academic/Work Term Time Patterns.
  • participate in a job-site evaluation and a return-to-campus interview with your co-ordinator
  • review the Orientation Manual (pdf)

Where are the Jobs?

Positions are offered in business, government and non-profit organizations. Jobs vary each term, most are in Saskatchewan and some may even be in your home town. More and more students are taking advantage of the opportunity for travel, adventure and valuable experience by accepting co-op jobs in other cities. Some recent job locations include:

Calgary Moose Jaw Edmonton North Battleford
Estevan Ottawa Lake Louise Prince Albert
Lloydminster Regina Red Deer Medicine Hat
Saskatoon Swift Current Winnipeg Weyburn
Yorkton
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