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Hire a Co-op Student

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We are Driven to be Different

At the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM), we are driven to be different from the rest. There are three main goals that drive our Co-op program:

  1. to create the most industry-facing and relevant Co-op program in the market
  2. to have the most impactful Co-op Prep Program for students
  3. to offer the best support system for employers, in the industry 

From offering flexible work terms (up to 16 months), to numerous skill-enhancing boot camps and workshops, we provide our Co-op students with the tools required to add value to their employer from their 1st day on the job.

We Have the Best Support System for Employers

Our Strategic Partner Advisors and Co-op Coordinators are here to support you - from planning a Co-op position, to posting the role, to sourcing students, to arranging interviews, to making offers.

As tomorrow's leaders, TRSM students adhere to high standards prior to and during their Co-op terms.

Our Screening Process Reflects Industry Practice 

Before being accepted into the program, we screen our students the way you would screen applicants. We evaluate each student based on his/her academic performance, extracurricular activities (sports and volunteerism), work experience in addition to level of student and campus engagement.

Our Mandatory Prep Program Uses Live Actor Simulations

Once accepted into Co-op, students complete a unique, experiential-based, intensive Co-op prep program that spans their time in Co-op.  

Live Actor Simulations: provides the opportunity for students to learn appropriate ways in which to behave and interact in a professional work environment.

Excel Labs: all TRSM Co-op students participate in three- levels of excel training in a lab environment using real world case scenarios.

We invest in our students because we know you will too!

Our Students are Young Leaders!

Hiring our Students is Easy

The Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) uses a continuous hiring process where jobs are posted on a first-come, first-served basis, allowing employers to attract the most qualified students and obtain a larger pool of applicants. Employers are encouraged to begin the hiring process three to four months in advance of the start of employment. To hire a Co-op student, employers follow this simple, streamlined process:


1.    Identify an area within your organization that will benefit from hiring a Co-op student.

2.    Identify a staff member who can supervise and mentor the student throughout their Co-op term. (Many organizations use the Co-op program as an effective way to provide supervisory experience to aspiring leaders.)

3.    Establish key learning objectives for the role and for the student.

Creating a Job Posting

1.    Create a brief description of the student's duties/responsibilities and the skills required. Establish the duration (start and end date), confirm a salary, and any additional details you would like to include.

2.    Post the job – you can work directly with our Co-op Coordinators to have your job posted, or you can post it yourself on our Co-op Job Portal (opens in new window) .

The job posting will be accessible to all TRSM programs or can be exclusive to a program of your choice. We recommend posting the job for a minimum of one week.

Reviewing and Interviewing

1.    Review applications – we will send you all of the student applications for your review

2.    Decide who you would like to interview

The Co-op Coordinators will assist in scheduling the interviews for you. Interviews can take place either on campus or at your work site. 

Selection and Offer

1.    Select Candidate(s)

2.    Extend an Offer

3.    Formalize your final offer through a formal offer letter or contract.

Throughout this final process you have access to our Co-op coordinators for full support and advice.


Co-op terms range between four (4) and sixteen (16) months. Generally, Co-op terms will be one of the following durations: 

  • four (4) months
  • eight (8) months
  • twelve (12) months
  • sixteen (16) months


There are three different times when a Co-op placement begins. Dependent on whether or not you are taking a work-term in the Summer and/or during the Academic year, the following months are when Co-op placements start: 

  • January
  • May
  • September

In order to have your co-op work term qualify, co-op students must work between 37 and 40 hours per week, for a minimum of 12 weeks.

Program Work Term 1 Work Term 2 Work Term 3 Work Term 4+
All Ted Rogers Co-op Programs $20.92/hour $21.99/hour $22.93/hour $24.09/hour
Avg. weekly wages* $758/week
Avg. monthly wages*  $3,033/month

*Calculated on 36.25 working hours

*The earnings in this table are based on average 2023/2024 earnings of Ted Rogers Co-op Students; this is intended as a guide only; please reach out to our Managers, Corporate Partnerships for consultation.

Our Prep Program Reflects Industry Needs

Phase 1 - Career Readiness

This level is completed by our students before applying to Co-op, and includes modules on resume development, social media presence, networking and interview skills.

Phase 2 - Professional Competencies

Our Co-op Prep Program goes beyond the basics. TRSM Co-op students complete extensive workshop and lab training in:

-Excel and PowerPoint

- Self Assessments

-Live Actor Simulations focused on developing professional behaviours

Phase 3 - Specialized Industry Training

This Level of the Co-op Prep Program is completed before students graduate.

The workshops within this level focus on the development of industry relevant skills and certifications including: Data Analytics, Design Thinking, Change Management, Process Re-Engineering, Lean Six Sigma, Innovation and Disruption, Project Management.

Impacting the world of business

Read more on Ted Rogers School of Management's Dean Cynthia Holmes' 2022-2023 Impact Report (opens in new window) .

Scotiabank's Changemakers Fund

This unique Ted Rogers co-op program provides reimbursement to the employer (up to 50 percent of the total cost of the Co-op placement), and supports work term placements ranging in length from 4 and 8 months. Learn more about Scotiabank Changemakers Fund (opens in new window) .


Co-op Programs

All of TRSM’s Bachelor of Commerce programs offer co-op. There are 12 TRSM co-op options*:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics and Management Science
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Global Management Studies
  • Human Resources Management/Organizational Behaviour
  • Law and Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Real Estate Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Business Technology Management
  • Retail Management

*Health Information Management and Health Services Management do not offer co-op options.

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Post a Job

Interested in posting a job with TRSM? Our business development team is here to help connect you with qualified students. Our job posting system will match you with students and alumni that are perfect for the job. 

To post a job opening, contact our Strategic Partner Advisors