As a co-op student, you will participate in a series of workshops designed to develop the job search and employability skills needed for success in the Co-op Program and throughout your career. Co-op Coordinators and guest speakers will share their expertise about the job search process and workplace issues.
Workshops are held throughout the fall and winter terms, before your first work term. Attendance is mandatory.
Many employers in Forestry and Natural Resources Conservation require students to have a driver’s license – it is a good idea to get one as soon as possible if you do not already have yours.
There are 3 components to each workshop:
- Online: Students will follow the online workshop component on Connect. These online workshops have assessments and assignments to prepare students before attending the In-Person component.
- In-Person: Once all the assessments and assignments have been completed, students attend an interactive in-person component to workshop their skills together.
- Group Seminars: The final step is to meet in small groups with the Co-op Coordinator to expand on the topics covered in more detail.
- Introduction to Co-op
- Cover Letters
- Job Search Techniques
- Interview Skills
- Transition to the Workplace
- Work Term Requirements
- Workplace Legislation