Career Services and Co-operative Education FAQs
Career Services and Co-operative Education FAQs
For Students, Graduates and Co-op Students
All of our student services are being delivered online due to the pandemic situation. However, you can reach our staff by phone or email Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
For Career Services related questions, email email@example.com or call 416-289-5233.
For Co-op related questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-289-5209.
Yes. Set realistic goals and be patient. Continue researching companies that are hiring. Update your resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile. Network with potential employers virtually. Contact your Employment or Co-op Advisor if you have further questions.
Yes, while job recruitment may have slowed down for some industries, employers are still posting jobs and hiring. Refer to the Ontario list of Essential Workplaces for the most up to date priority sectors. Many companies are considering remote work and virtual onboarding.
The Career Services and Co-operative Education department is offering students and graduates a full range of services virtually. Visit HireCentennial to access job postings, book phone/video appointments, and register for job search webinars and Career Chats.
During the interview, give examples of your coping strategies. Talk about learning new technologies or skills, as well as volunteering/working from home. Also, demonstrate your organizational, time management and problem-solving skills.
Research which companies are hiring. Remember to check companies’ COVID-19 safety policies. Update your job search documents to reflect you are now a graduate. If you are an international student, apply for your post-graduate work permit. Create a HireCentennial account to access jobs and resources, and book appointments with an Employment Advisor. For more information, visit the New Grad Guide
Use more creative job search strategies, focusing on virtual networking and using social media platforms. Stay positive, look after your personal wellness, and continue to connect with Career Services. For more information, watch our Job Search in Uncertain Times webinar.
Get familiar with your virtual interview technology. Dress professionally. Research the company. Review the job posting, and practice answering questions using examples that prove your relevant skills and experiences. After the interview send the employer a thank-you email.
Do you have the proper tools and space to work virtually from home? Inquire with your employer about additional support and technology. Check out resources and tips from CEWIL Canada.
Email us at email@example.com or call 416-289-5233.
Co-op Related Questions
The Winter 2021 term is scheduled to begin January 18, 2021 but the Co-op work terms are scheduled to start January 4, 2021. However, the Co-op office may be able to negotiate earlier or later start dates for co-op work terms if needed, working on a case-by-case basis with students and employers. If you are currently seeking a Winter 2021 co-op term, please continue to search for jobs on HireCentennial and continue to search for positions on your own as well.
Yes. We are planning for winter co-op terms. We have a designated Job Developer whose focus is sourcing new co-op positions for students, working with existing and new employer partners.
We are encouraging co-op students to remain in the co-op program, continue your job search, and submit applications until the end of the term. The Co-op office is still sourcing work terms and considering later start dates to allow students to participate in co-op. The period for starting the term may be extended which will give employers more time to post positions and make decisions. The labour market is changing regularly and many employers will be hiring as usual in the winter semester.
We are reviewing requests to defer work term on a case-by-case basis and this is dependent on your model route. Please contact your Co-op Advisor first to discuss if a change in model route is an option for your program. If you are an international student, we will engage our International Department in any discussions around immigration implications.
We are planning for Winter 2021 co-op work terms and most co-op work terms will be remote work. In situations where students are required to work on-site, employer are required to complete and submit a health and safety check list to the Co-op office.
Yes. Co-op students will be granted credit for their Winter 2021 work term as long as they complete the co-op work term and the required work term assignments. If your employer has notified you that they need to shorten the duration of your co-work term, or if they have notified you of a later start date, please follow-up with your Co-op Advisor.
Yes. Employers continue to reach out to the Co-op office to schedule virtual and phone interviews with employers.
If you are an International student currently searching for a job for the Winter 2021 term and do not have a co-op work permit yet, you must let your Co-op Advisor know and connect with your International Education Advisor.
We are reviewing requests to defer work terms on a case-by-case basis. Approval is dependent on your model route and co-op guidelines and policies. Please contact your Co-op Advisor first to discuss if a change in model route is an option for your program.
We are reviewing on a case-by-case basis and this is dependent on your model route. Please contact your Co-op Advisor first to discuss if a change in model route is an option for your program. We will engage our International Department in any discussions around immigration implications.
First, discuss this with your supervisor and then follow up with your Co-op Advisor immediately.
If you’ve already confirmed your start date, please follow-up with your supervisor to make sure your start date will remain the same. If your supervisor has changed your start date you must follow up with your Co-op Advisor immediately.