Building your own Experience
At Trent, you have the unique opportunity to curate a co-op experience that best suits your personal career goals, growth areas, and interests.
Choose to find your own work term or you can apply for a co-op position from Careerspace's database of opportunities. If you choose your own work term, you will need to ensure the position meets Trent’s standard work term requirements (work term length, hours, compensation and evaluation).
Whatever work term you choose, please ensure you apply for the position by the deadline specified in the job posting
Resources to support your co-op work term
- Student Job Board
The Student Experience Portal offers a variety of tools to help students in achieving their academic and personal goals. Trent University is committed to providing students with opportunities on campus and within the community to grow, learn, and develop their skill sets.
LinkedIn is a valuable tool for finding a job, expanding your professional network, and showcasing your skills and experience. A well-written profile can connect you with industry peers and potential employers and allow companies to find you.Explore LinkedIn
Indeed aggregates job listings from thousands of recruitment websites and company web pages. You can also search for specific positions based on your needs, such as location, job title, salary range, etc.
- Government of Canada Summer Jobs
This program is an excellent opportunity for youth, ages 15-30, who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or people whom refugee protection has been conferred. This program provides full-time work experiences from May to August in Canada for a minimum of 6 weeks. Students looking for a spring/summer co-op can apply directly from the Government of Canada’s Job Bank website.
- Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)
Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP): You’re eligible to apply for Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) if you meet the following criteria:
- You’re a full-time student.
- You’re a returning full-time student.
- You meet the minimum age requirement in the province/territory of work.
- If you’re an international student, you could also apply for this program.
Visit the Government of Canada’s website. to apply for FSWEP jobs. After you submit your application, your resume is placed in the Government of Canada’s student inventory. When there are job openings, hiring managers will search through this inventory. If your application matches the manager’s search criteria, you may be contacted for a test and/or interview.