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Frequently asked questions

Significant dates

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

Week of October 10th, 2022: Last day to start work term for credit

December 12th, 2022: Submission deadline for learning outcomes (to be submitted by student) and employer evaluations (to be submitted by employer) 

Current co-op students

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. 

Fall 2022 Deadline: December 12th, 2022:

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.

Yes!

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 trsmcareers@ryerson.ca, 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.

Students interested in applying to co-op

For the 2023 intake into the co-op program, applications will open April 2023. The application deadline for all Ted Rogers Co-op programs was June 1st at 4:59 p.m., but depending on your program the deadline has been extended. Email trsmcoop@ryerson.ca, opens in new window for more info.

The year in which you apply depends on your major.

Programs that apply at the end of 1st year:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Technology Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Retail Management

Programs that apply at the end of 2nd year:

  • Economics and Management Science
  • Global Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Law and Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Real Estate Management

Students applying to Ted Rogers Co-op need to be familiar with the specific requirements for each program and program major. Review the current University Calendar for more information on specific program requirements.

The Ted Rogers Co-op team will assess your application based on both academic and non-academic requirements: 

Academic requirements 

  • Academic standing and expected CGPA of 2.8 (all Programs), except SAF which expects a 3.0
  • Course completion*: completion of all required courses to date or a plan to complete the missing courses during the Summer 2023 term (*Unless you have an Academic Accommodation, follow your unique course plan)
  • GMS students: a minimum of a B+ grade in GMS 400

Non-Academic requirements 

  • Eagerness to learn (e.g. Bootcamps, TedPoints, other learning outside of the classroom)
  • Extra-curricular activity and leadership involvement
  • Interpersonal skills and attitude
  • Level of engagement (e.g. student groups, TedPoints, tutoring, mentoring, athletics)
  • Life experiences such as paid, volunteer, or community work

If you are interested in applying to Ted Rogers Co-op, you are also encouraged to have online profiles on LinkedIn, external link and Magnet, external link.

As a TRSM student, you will apply online through our customized co-op portal, opens in new window. Your application will consist of a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript and a video interview. 

Unsure of what your next step is? Take a look at our step-by-step co-op application guide, external link, opens in new window.

After you apply, your Co-op Coordinator and Co-op Faculty Advisor will review your application and may invite students to participate in a second interview*.

Your Co-op Coordinator and Co-op Faculty Advisor will make a decision on whether to offer you admission into Co-op.

*Interviews may be conducted via online interview platform or in-person.

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.

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.