Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get into the Co-op/Internship program?
You need to complete an application form and meet the requirements for PGPA and minimum credit hours. These requirements vary by Faculty, so visit the Future Students section of our website, or visit the Co-op Office for details and an application form.

If you are an international student, you need to have applied for your work permit prior to applying to the Co-op program. Please see Work Permits for more details.

What happens when I'm admitted?
When admitted into Co-op or Internship, you are notified in writing, and then you attend our compulsory workshops (on resumes, interviewing and the placement process), observe the pertinent schedules and deadlines, and go to work!

How do I get a Co-op job?
Jobs are posted on our PlacePro Internet site. You apply for the jobs you want, employers shortlist and interview candidates, and the job may be offered to you. That cycle takes place three times every year for Co-op and once a year for Internship.

Am I guaranteed a job each work term?
No, but if you are serious about your job search and willing to invest time and effort, you will find a position for each work term. Nearly all active Co-op or Internship students do.

Where will I work?
We are a national and international program with opportunities everywhere. You can broaden your horizons by working and living in a large city, or in a rural community, or maybe even overseas. About half of our jobs are in Regina, but we encourage you to be mobile. If you are willing to re-locate, your chances of securing a work term improve.

How will I be evaluated?
The employer evaluates your job performance. Your Faculty evaluates the work term report you will prepare according to their guidelines. You have to get a passing grade from both parties.

Does the Co-op/Internship Program increase my chances of employment upon graduation?
Yes. Many Co-op/Internship students have permanent jobs lined up before they graduate, often with a previous Co-op/Internship employer, while others find permanent employment rapidly after graduation.

What does the Co-op office do for me?
Our goal is simple: to find career-related work opportunities so you can gain valuable work experience while going to school. We are here for you before, during, and after your work term experience. You can contact us any time for more information.

For current fee information on Co-op and Internship, please contact the Co-op Office.