Co-operative Education (COOP)
This is a semester long experience in a paid work setting. Co-op work semesters differ depending on the program. Location of the work term is varied. Refer to the schedule of studies for your diploma program to determine which semester this course is scheduled. Students must obtain a passing work report evaluation and work performance evaluation grade in order to continue in the Co-op Program.
This course will introduce students to the theory, practice and policies of co-operative education at the University of Guelph. Students will learn to take full advantage of the co-op option. They will acquire practice in the skills required to succeed in the competitive process of securing suitable work terms. Specifically, the course will cover: characteristics and expectations of professional work environments, interview skills, resume and cover letter writing, as well as general skills required to be successful in the co-op program. Students also obtain practice in the co-op employment process.