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 co-op office of the program(s) you are interested in hiring from:
For general information please contact the Co-operative Education Services Centre at (709) 864-2419 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 (interviews typically take place on campus but may also take place at an employers' office; skype and telephone interviews are also available)
- 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 Academic Staff Member in Co-operative Education:
An Academic Staff Member in Co-operative Education (ASM-CE) 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 ASM-CE is available to discuss the placement with the employer to address any concerns and maximize benefits for both the student and the organization.
ASM-CE's work with specific programs. To contact an ASM-CE 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.