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Employers & Industry Partners

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How to Engage with Us

Employers and industry partners are a crucial part of the ecosystem at the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS). By connecting with our diverse community of students, faculty and staff, you can gain access to the next generation of engineering and architectural science talent, strengthen your competitive advantage, and boost your brand profile. Discover the opportunities for engagement with FEAS, including our co-operative internship program, networking events and more.

Hire Co-operative Internship Students

FEAS students have what you need: a balance of foundational and technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, and a worldly perspective informed by our emphasis on diversity-driven innovation. They understand what industry requires, and they can communicate with the confidence that comes from exceptional training and awareness.

By hiring FEAS co-operative internship students you will:

  • Work with young minds who can bring fresh perspectives and ideas to your business
  • Identify talent for future hires and workforce development
  • Gain access to our pool of top graduates
  • Receive offers to participate in speaking, mentoring, advising and other campus engagement activities
  • Have the opportunity to partner with our faculty members on research, and gain access to our resources and facilities
  • Be top-of-mind for media coverage and recognition through our marketing team

All of our programs offer you access to talented co-operative internship students.

Academic Program Co-operative Internship Program Placement
Timeframe (months) Start Month

Aerospace Engineering

8, 12 or 16*

Any time between May and September

Architectural Science

12-16*

May

Biomedical Engineering

8, 12 or 16*

Any time between May and September

Chemical Engineering

5 x 4 months

May

Civil Engineering

8, 12 or 16*

Any time between May and September

Computer Engineering

8, 12 or 16*

Any time between May and September

Electrical Engineering

8, 12 or 16*

Any time between May and September

Industrial Engineering

8, 12 or 16*

Any time between May and September

Mechanical Engineering

8, 12 or 16*

Any time between May and September

*Consecutive work term months

As an employer, the process to hire co-operative internship program students runs from November - April. Please find the steps and details outlined below.

Steps

Your Tasks

Timeframe

Planning of hiring needs

Identify your organization’s hiring needs (including duration) by creating job roles and descriptions for the internship position. The position may target a specific area of study or multiple areas.

The position needs to be: 1) relevant to the specified area(s); 2) full time; 3) compensated; 4) provide the student with a rewarding, hands-on experience.

Ideally, this should be completed 4-6 months prior to the student’s starting date.



Advertising co-operative internship jobs




Prepare a job description outlining the student role and responsibilities, in addition to the required skills necessary for the job.

Email the FEAS co-op office to assist you in advertising (posting) your job to students.

Note: If there are no applications upon your first posting, you may re-post a job.

The job will be posted for 1-2 weeks, or based on your specific request as an employer.



Managing student applications and shortlisting job candidates


1) Reviewing applications: Student applications will be accessible by you, the hiring employer.

2) Planning for interviews: As the employer, you may decide to hold students’ interviews on campus or at your premises.

3) Making your selection: After conducting interviews with students, please email the FEAS co-op office with your feedback and decision.

This process will last 2-3 weeks.

Job offer and hiring

Job offer(s) are extended by you, the employer, through a formal job offer and/or contract.

Students have one week to accept your offer of employment.

Co-operative Internship Program Student Work-Term Schedule

At FEAS, our students’ work terms are based on the structure of our academic programs. As an employer, you may hire for time periods that align with the following work-term options.

Example One: 8 months of experience (May start)
Year of Study Fall (September - December) Winter (January - April) Spring/Summer (May - August)

Year 1

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Year 2

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Year 3

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Year 4

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Year 5

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Example Two: 12 months of experience (May start)
Year of Study Fall (September - December) Winter (January - April) Spring/Summer (May - August)

Year 1

Study Term

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Year 2

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Year 3

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Year 4

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Year 5

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Example Three: 16 months of experience (May start)
Year of Study Fall (September - December) Winter (January - April) Spring/Summer (May - August)

Year 1

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Year 2

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Year 3

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Year 4

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Year 5

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Example Four: 8 months of experience (September start)
Year of Study Fall (September - December) Winter (January - April) Spring/Summer (May - August)

Year 1

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Year 2

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Year 3

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Year 4

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Year 5

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Example Five: 12 months of experience (September start)
Year of Study Fall (September - December) Winter (January - April) Spring/Summer (May - August)

Year 1

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Year 2

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Year 3

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Year 4

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Year 5

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As an employer of FEAS co-operative internship students, financial incentives are available to you, including the Ontario co-operative education tax credit, external link which offers a maximum of $3000 per each qualifying work placement. Information on other financial incentives can be found via Ryerson’s Incentives and Tax Credits page.

For inquiries, and to post a job, please contact the FEAS co-op office at feashiring@ryerson.ca or 416-979-5000 ext. 544481.

Other Ways to Connect with FEAS

Discover for yourself what makes our students so exceptional. Through one-on-one mentorships, group speaking engagements, career fairs, events and more, you’ll have many opportunities to meet with our students and get to know them beyond a resume.

When you have google formnews to share, external link, we’ll share it. Our award-winning marketing team creates content that communicates our partners’ and supporters’ messages, and spreads the word through our Faculty’s social media channels and this website.

Our faculty members and graduate students are always innovating with industry in mind—from an aircraft wing that morphs, to zero-emission housing. Partner with our researchers today and find solutions for your most pressing challenges.

Whether you choose to create an endowment for students who face financial hardship or contribute towards new state-of-the-art facilities, your support could help expand educational opportunities for generations to come.

At the heart of every FEAS program is our singular passion: to improve quality of life by training and inspiring the engineers and architectural science professionals of tomorrow. Explore all of our undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate diploma programs.