Hiring a Co-operative Education Student

New Employers:

To find out more about how a Memorial University co-operative education student can become a part of your organization, please contact the Acting Director for the Division of Co-operative Education, Dr. Scott MacKinnon, at (709) 864-8815 or coopdir@mun.ca.


Employers participate in the selection process, which starts about four months prior to each work term, by providing job descriptions to the co-operative education office related to the program you are interested in for the position(s) you wish to fill. The procedure normally follows this sequence:

  • Job descriptions are advertised to students;
  • Applications are forwarded by the University to the employers for screening;
  • Employers interview students on campus;
  • Employers rank students in order of preference (students not considered suitable are not ranked);
  • Offers are extended by the University starting with the employers' highest rankings;
  • Offers not accepted by students are normally advertised again in consultation with employers.

Role of the Co-operative Education Co-ordinator:

The Co-operative Education Co-ordinator communicates with employers about the hiring process, work-term requirements, and helps develop job descriptions and positions that are suited to students’ level and abilities. At all times, the Co-operative Education Co-ordinator is available to discuss the placement with the employer to address any concerns and maximize benefits for both the student and the organization.

Co-opeartive Education Co-ordinators work with specific programs. To contact a Co-operative Education Co-ordinator in a program of interest to you, please click here or click the 'Contact Us' tab from the above menu and then the program of interest.