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Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/25/2015 - 10:49am

Welcome to the arts co-op program! 

Now that you're a co-op student, what happens next?

Typical timeline

Application for program

Pre-employment training workshops

Seek and apply for jobs, complete any required courses

First possible placement

October 15, 2018

Fall / Winter 

Winter / Summer

Summer / Fall 

* Summer refers to May - August  

New to the program

  • Once accepted you will be added to the Faculty of Arts Orientation and Pre-Work Preparation Course in D2L
  • In addition to access to scheduled Co-op workshops (via CareerLink), materials and resources to assist you in securing a co-op position are housed in the D2L course
  • Please note your first resume and cover letter must be reviewed and approved by your Co-op Coordinator prior to applying to any Co-op positions
  • You will also have access to a separate Faculty of Arts Co-op Portal in CareerLink where you will find a specific Arts Co-op job posting board, event calendar and coordinator appointment bookings 

Obtaining a co-op position

  • Attend scheduled pre-employment workshops and/or review online resources in D2L - Orientation / Resumes & Cover Letters / Job Search / Networking / Interviews & Interview Practice
  • Obtaining a Co-op position is not guaranteed and is a competitive process that requires dedication and commitment.  Some students have found their own positions (12-16 weeks, full-time, related to career goals and/or degree)
  • Work with your coordinator to ensure you resume and cover letter are correctly formatted and targeted to highlight your skills and fit for the position
  • Before an interview review the Interview Module in D2L and meet your coordinator for a mock interview
  • Check in with your coordinator to discuss your job search progress

Accepting a co-op position

  • Notify your coordinator once you have accepted a position and provide a copy of the offer letter 
  • Create your Work Term Record in CareerLink
  • Review the Work Term Requirements and Workplace Excellence Modules in D2L and follow up with your coordinator if you have any questions 
  • The Co-op team will register you into the 511.# Co-op course (and you will be assessed the tuition fee) and you will also be added to the D2L Placement in Arts course

Contact us

The co-op education office is located in the Arts Students' Centre, on the first floor of the Social Sciences building.

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Social Sciences 102
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, AB
T2N 1N4 

8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 
1 - 4:30 p.m.