$2,500 Co-op On-Campus Grant

Posted on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

$2,500 Co-op On-Campus Grant

Co-operative Education is continuing to grow at the University of Guelph. Students enrolled in co-op programs have grown over 50% in recent years. Co-op is proven to be a strong addition to a workforce and a great way to receive short term project support. As co-op grows we are seeing an opportunity to support our partners on campus in hiring qualified students for 4 or 8 month work terms to support their teams.

In order to facilitate your entry into the world of hiring a co-op student we are pleased to offer a Campus Grant to offset some costs and to support growth programs in areas where job opportunities are limited. The grant will be transferred to your finance department at the end of a successful work term. Please note the details and highlights below.

Highlights include:

  • Twenty-five (25) co-op student work-terms for on-campus departments will be supported in the 2018/19 budget year
  • Three terms will be designated - Summer, Fall & Winter beginning Summer 2018. Grants will be divided between these terms
  • Each award will be in the amount of $2,500 and will be used to partially offset salary costs for the participating departments
  • Awards will be granted at the successful completion of each co-op work term

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Departments must post, interview, and hire a co-op student through the University of Guelph Co-operative Education & Career Services Department
  • If the department has hired co-op students from the University of Guelph in the past, awards will only be granted for newly created co-op roles (never posted or hired a University of Guelph co-op student into this role)
  • Posting and funding eligibility is subject to approval of the University of Guelph Co-operative Education & Career Services Department
  • Student co-op role must be paid through the University of Guelph central payroll system
  • Departments may not receive any other funding from Co-operative Education & Career Services at the University of Guelph for the position in the respective semester

Click here to download the Co-op on Campus Grant application form. (We recommend saving the PDF file prior to filling out the information)

Completed application forms can be emailed to: recruit@uoguelph.ca

To learn more about this initiative, please contact us by email at: recruit@uoguelph.ca or by phone at: (519) 824-4120 ext. 52323