Hiring A Co-operative Education Student
To find out more about how a Memorial University co-operative education student can become a part of your organization, please contact the Director for the Division of Co-operative Education, Dr. Peter Rans, at (709) 864-8815 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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; and
- 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 (CES) 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 CES is available to discuss the placement with the employer to address any concerns and maximize benefits for both the student and the organization.
CESs work with specific programs. To contact a CES in a program of interest to you, please click here or click 'Contacts' on the left-side menu and then the program of interest.