The Co-op Work Term
The main responsibilities during a co-op work term will be initiated by the student. At certain points, students will check in with the direct supervisor to review or request information. The main components of the co-op work term include:
Students will set learning goals and share these with the supervisor during the first five weeks of employment.
Work Term Visit
Work Term Report
Work Performance Evaluation
Employers will often build the following into each work term:
- Appropriate training and orientation to the position and organization
Regular meetings with the co-op student to discuss responsibilities and work performance
Opportunities for students to obtain career information and guidance through networking with colleagues, or job shadow opportunities in other departments
An exit interview to provide performance and work term report feedback
Co-op Student of the Year Awards
Employers are invited to nominate students for the Co-op Student of the Year Award. The award recognizes the outstanding contributions of the student in the areas of workplace performance, academic achievement, extracurricular involvement and involvement within the Co-op program at the University of Guelph. If you would like to nominate a student, or learn more about the award, click here.