General Co-op Requirements:
All of Trent's 20+ co-op streams require:
- Co-op students to be registered as full-time students
- All of the 8 academic terms and 3 works terms to be successfully completed in order to graduate from the co-op program
- All work terms to be 12-16 week, full-time (35 hours/week), paid opportunities totalling 420 hours
COOP 2000H: Foundations for Co-op Success
An online required foundational course for Humanities, Social Sciences, and School of Business co-op students that focuses on the co-operative education process and preparing students for their first work term. Students will engage in a career exploration process, articulate and identify their diverse skills, learn about job search strategies, resumes and cover letters, interview skills, LinkedIn and networking, and workplace professionalism. Topics of equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and workplace rights and responsibilities will also be present in this reflective course.
COOP 4000H: Pathways for Career Success
A required foundational course for Humanities and Social Sciences co-op students that supports students in navigating the labour market and the workforce upon graduation. Students will further build transferable skills essential for workplace success and focus on advanced networking strategies, personal branding, post-work term support, full-time job search support, and skills development.
A minimum 80% cumulative average and a minimum of 60% in ENG4U.
Some co-op programs have additional requirements:
|Preparing for Work Terms||
75% cumulative average throughout your study terms
Co-op prep courses or workshops
1:1 Appointments with your Co-op Coordinator
Accessing Careerspace resources (attending workshops, reviewing tip sheets, and watching our helpful videos!)
|Professional Conduct||Co-op students must abide by the Trent Charter of Student Rights and Responsibilities and conduct themselves in a respectful, ethical, and professional manner while on study terms and work terms.|
|Work Terms & Evaluations||
Students will follow a specific workflow for their co-op work term which may include completing learning objectives, a midterm evaluation, a final evaluation, and a final work term report or presentation for each work term experience.
Employers will also submit a midterm and final evaluation.
Once all documents have been received and upon a successful employer evaluation, students will have officially completed their co-op work term.
Three non-credit co-op work terms are required to graduate with co-op.
Career Resources: eCampus Modules
To make sure you’re prepared and ready to hit the ground running in your work terms, Trent has developed Career and Workforce Readiness modules through funding from eCampus Ontario and the Government of Ontario.
These modules will give you an opportunity to practice, reflect and develop the strategies you’ll need to get started, refine your process, or put the finishing touches on a current project.