Announcing Ryerson's Career & Co-op Centre!
We're excited to announce the merger of Ryerson Career Centre and the Office of Co-operative Education, as part of the University’s commitment to consistently deliver an integrated and streamlined strategy for the personal and professional development of our students and recent graduates.
Why We’re Merging Departments
The creation of the new Career & Co-op Centre means you now have a one-stop-shop for:
- paid work experiences including the Career Boost programs,
- accessing co-op work terms, and
- career education and development support
We will be better positioned to further develop relationships with leading Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA) employers across all sectors: public, private, and non-profits. This means we can expand the breadth and quality of Career Boost and co-op positions available to Ryerson students.
By streamlining and synchronizing our resources, we will continue to offer and expand our award-winning equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) programming and employer initiatives.
Working together, Ryerson will be able to design and implement strategies to support distinct student groups with participation in experiential learning programs like Career Boost and Co-op, and appropriately support a student’s supervisor in providing safe and accessible work experiences.
What Our Merger Means for Students
Ryerson students interested in accessing career education and development support can continue to do so by booking a one-to-one appointment with a Resume & Online Profile Advisor (ROPA) or Career Education Specialist or registering for a workshop at ryerson.ca/career/.
General service inquiries about our appointments, workshops and tutorials, or non-co-op employer events can be sent:
- via email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
- calling the Career Front Desk at (416) 979-5177
- dropping by our offices in POD-60 in the Podium Building.
If you’re a current co-op student, your assigned Co-op Coordinator will continue to be your main point of contact for co-op program information and work term support.
Interested in learning more? Feel free to get in touch with us.
General Co-op Program inquiries can be sent:
- via email to email@example.com
- calling the Co-op Front Desk at (416) 979-5068
- stopping by the Co-op team’s offices at 101 Gerrard Street East.
What Our Merger Means for our Employer Partners
By integrating the Ryerson Office of Co-operative Education and the Career Centre into a newly merged department, employers interested in connecting with Ryerson talent will be able to tap into one team to help them navigate Ryerson and access all academic programs for both their co-op, new graduate, part-time, summer contract, and internship recruitment needs.
If you are a new employer looking to engage with Ryerson students or graduates for the first time regarding employment or co-op opportunities, please contact the Career & Co-op Centre’s Campus Engagement team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting our Front Desk staff at (416) 979-5177.
If you are an employer with an existing relationship with the Ryerson Career Centre, please continue to communicate with your dedicated Campus Engagement Specialist/Coordinator or reach us by email and phone at email@example.com or (416) 979-5177.
If you have recruitment needs related to the Co-op Program, your Campus Engagement Specialist/Coordinator can put you in contact with Career & Co-op Centre Staff specializing in your field or industry.
This year we will continue to operate two separate websites for the Career Centre’s central career programming and events and Ryerson’s Co-op Program. For information about one-to-one career advising, career workshops and tutorials, non-Co-op employer events, and the Career Boost paid work experience programs, please visit: ryerson.ca/career/.
If you’re a current or prospective co-op student or an employer interested in participating in Ryerson’s Co-op Program, information regarding co-op work terms, fees, and hiring can be accessed at: ryerson.ca/co-op/.
We Want to Hear from You
As the Career & Co-op Centre continues to integrate our services, programming, and resources, we invite current Ryerson students, alumni and and employers to provide feedback on the merger of our departments.
Merger Contact: Any questions or comments you may have regarding the change to structure and operations can be directed to Rachel Barreca, Manager, Strategic Initiatives Ryerson Career & Co-op Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re excited to begin this new chapter in the evolution of Ryerson’s career and co-op offerings, and look forward to continuing this journey with each of you.
Your Career & Co-op Centre team