Frequently asked questions
Current co-op students
Within 1 week of work term start date: Submission of all work term details, including manager information
Within 2 weeks of work term start date: Submission of course on work term form
January 31, 2024: Final day to notify the Co-op team of a secured Winter 2024 Work term to earn Co-op Credit.
April 22, 2024: Submission deadline for learning outcomes/SMART Goals (to be submitted by student) and employer evaluations (to be submitted by employer).
Work term evaluations are due around 2 weeks prior to the end of your work term. Exact dates for each term will be communicated to you via email.
Winter 2024 Deadline: April 22, 2024
Yes, you are required to submit a work term evaluation for every 4 month work term that you complete. This means that if you are on an 8 month work term, you will submit a report at the 4 month and 8 month mark.
A lot of major employers start posting co-op opportunities 4 months prior to the start of the work term. In other words, you should start applying to jobs at the start of the semester prior to your work term.
If you find a co-op opportunity on an outside job board or through personal connections, you may have to complete an "Employer Eligibility Form" if our team has not worked with that particular employer in the past to ensure they meet co-op requirements. This form can be found on the co-op portal under student resources.
If you would like support with your job application or interview, we recommend scheduling a meeting with your Co-op Coordinator through our self-scheduling website (external link, opens in new window) . Or alternatively, you can email email@example.com (opens in new window) , Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a quick 15-minute chat.
For all first work term students, one of our co-op team members will be conducting a co-op check in with you and your manager/supervisor some time during your work term. This is to ensure you are working in a safe environment, receive the support you need in the workplace and to identify any gaps or challenges you are facing.
Co-op check ins are currently being conducted remotely via Google Meets, and the co-op team will be sending you email communication with exact dates and procedures to schedule the meeting.
However, if you require support at any time, you can either request a check in or schedule a meeting with your Co-op Coordinator.
You don't have to enroll into your work term course - our team will do it on your behalf closer to the start of the term.
However, after we have enrolled you into your course and if you decide to change sequences or opt-out of co-op, please ensure that you drop the work term course on MyServiceHub. Otherwise, you will receive an F/Incomplete.
If you are a full-time undergraduate student, you have one window to apply based on your major:
Programs that apply at the end of 1st year:
- Accounting and Finance
- Business Technology Management
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Retail Management
Programs that apply at the end of 2nd year:
- Economics and Management Science
- Global Management Studies
- Human Resources Management
- Law and Business
- Marketing Management
- Real Estate Management
You can apply as early as April 1, 2024. Last day to apply: June 1, 2024, 11:59 p.m. EDT
Note: if you are a full-time Direct Entry (opens in new window) student or TMUIC (external link, opens in new window) student, please book a drop-in or 1-1 appointment (external link) with any BCH Career Consultant as soon as possible - we can discuss how your application and/or timeline may differ from the above and will support you with next steps.
Students applying to Ted Rogers Co-op need to be familiar with the specific requirements for each program and major. Review your specific University Calendar for more information on program and major requirements.
As noted in the 2024 Co-op Application Guide (external link, opens in new window) , the Ted Rogers Co-op Selection Committee will assess your application based on both academic and non-academic requirements:
- Academic standing and expected CGPA: School of Accounting & Finance (SAF): 3.0 | All other Programs: 2.8
- Course completion*: You must be able to provide evidence on your Co-op application that you are, or will be on track academically by the time your first work term begins
*If you have an Academic Accommodation through Academic Accommodation Support (AAS) (opens in new window) , please follow your unique course plan
- GMS students: a minimum of a B+ grade in GMS 400 (opens in new window)
- Life experiences: e.g. paid, volunteer, or community work
- Level of engagement: e.g. student groups, TedPoints, tutoring, mentoring, athletics
- Eagerness to learn: e.g. Bootcamps, or other learning outside of the classroom
- Extra-curricular activity and leadership involvement
- Interpersonal skills and positive attitude
You will apply online through our Co-op portal (opens in new window) . Your application will consist of a resume, cover letter and unofficial transcript.
Unsure of what your next step is? Check out our 2024 Co-op Application Guide (external link, opens in new window) now!
After you apply, the Co-op Selection Committee will review your application and make a decision on your admission to the Ted Rogers Co-op Program.
To meet the coursework expectation, you must provide evidence that you are, or will be on track academically by the time your first work term begins. We encourage you to book a drop-in with your Student Advisor (opens in new window) to effectively plan your course plan.
We provide an accessible experience for all students applying to the program and are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free application process.
If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (opens in new window) . All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.
Our team of Career Consultants is here to support you with your Co-op application! If you have questions about the application process, need support tailoring your application or would like to conduct a mock interview, connect with your Career Consultant to book an in-person or virtual appointment using the buttons on the right.
You can also register (external link) for our upcoming application-related support events!
Ted Rogers Co-op students work with some of the most successful companies and organizations in the world!
Student employment depends on the student's chosen sector or educational specialization. Some sectors include Government, Financial & Insurance, Technology & Communication, Health Care, Education, Professional Services, Public Utilities and Production.
For students in the Ted Rogers Co-op program, additional fees are added to their tuition fees. These fees relate to costs associated with the administration of the Co-op programs and are calculated in accordance with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development and Toronto Metropolitan University policies.
Co-op fees, in part, cover the costs associated with the administration of the Co-op program which includes pre-employment training, the administration of work-term activity (obtaining job postings, preparation of students for the work terms, monitoring work term activity, debriefing students and employers during the employment process), and the recruitment of Co-op employers.
The total co-op fee for 2022-2023 is $3,500.00. Fees are paid in installments spread over a number of sessions (Fall, Winter) to reduce the burden on you.
Co-op fees are participation fees and are not based on the number of work terms secured, nor when work terms are secured. Students who secure at least 3 Co-op work terms (12 months total) are required to pay the full co-op fees according to their respective fee payment schedule.
Co-op fees and payments are non-refundable and subject to change without notice.
In order to graduate with a co-op designation, you are required to complete the minimum required work terms by alternating between academic terms and work terms. This will extend your undergraduate studies to 4.5–5 years.