If you’re new to hiring a Ryerson co-op student, the information below will help you to understand what’s required to participate in the program. If you have any questions about this information, or our process, please contact us
A normal co-op work term consists of a 16 week (4 month), full-time (35 - 40 hours per week), paid work experience related to a student's area of study. Students complete 3 - 5 work terms (depending on the program) to fulfill their co-op requirements.
In addition to the above, for a work experience to qualify for co-op it must be:
Evaluation of student performance
During the work term, the Co-op Office or student will provide the employer with a form to evaluate the student’s performance. The workplace supervisor is asked to complete and submit the evaluation.
Work Term Report
Students are also required to write a Work Term Report that outlines:
Employers should review students' work term reports prior to submission.
It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the Work Term Report & Employer Evaluation is submitted to the respective Co-op Faculty Advisor at Ryerson by the deadlines specified for grading.
Confidential Work Term Reports
In cases where the student has worked on a project that is confidential and the company does not wish to expose sensitive, confidential, or proprietary information, the employer is asked to complete a Confidential Evaluation of Work Term Report, available from the Office of Co-operative Education.