The Careers team continues to operate virtually. We are here to support you with anything career-related.
Our advice is to:
- Continue to apply to roles regularly
- Work with your Career Consultant to ensure your applications make you stand out. Schedule an Appointment Here, external link, opens in new window
- Participate in Bootcamps so you can position yourself better when applying and interviewing for roles. Having desirable skill sets can make you stand out during the screening process - remember you are competing with other students for the same roles
- Leverage your network. Use your LinkedIn account to let your network know you are looking. Let anyone interested know that our Business Development team will work with them to find solutions that benefit you and them
As you know the University is providing you with the option of maintaining your assigned letter grade, choosing to replace your final undergraduate course grade/s with a credit (CRD), or to drop your course without academic penalty with a no credit (NCR) grade.
The choices being provided to you for this current semester are:
- keep your assigned letter grade and have it recorded on your transcript. This grade will contribute to your GPA calculation.
- choose Credit (CRD) to replace your passing letter grade and to get credit for the course. This grade will not contribute to your GPA calculation.
- choose No Credit (NCR) to drop your course without academic penalty. The NCR will replace your letter grade and it will not contribute to your GPA calculation. If it’s a required course, you will need to complete it at a later date.
How Might This Impact Your Eligibility for Co-op?
Part of the selection criteria for the Ted Rogers Co-op is an expected minimum CGPA. This will not change.
What is important to know, however, is that if you choose either the CRD or the grade option, your application eligibility will not be impacted, as long as your CGPA meets the expectations set out by your program.
Regarding Completion of Required Courses
If you choose not to complete a required course that is expected for Co-op eligibility, it will be important for you to state your plans for complete this course before you start your 1st work term.
Your Next Steps
So, if you were planning on applying to the Co-op program this year, please proceed with your application. We will review each submission on an individual basis.
Bootcamps help you better prepare for the workforce by providing you with industry-level technical training. The Bootcamp team has transitioned Bootcamps to a virtual format, and you are strongly encouraged to leverage this resource to continue building your skills and position you better for future work.
To see our current offerings, please review the Bootcamp schedule, opens in new window.
We have developed a number of resources focused on thriving while working at home, and mindfulness.
Archive of webinars:
- Thriving@Home, external link, opens in new window - Join us for a lively discussion on caring for yourself and others with Ryerson experts, Dr. Diana Brecher and Dr. Deena Shaffer who will share their tips for resilience in these challenging times
- Mindfulness@Home, external link, opens in new window - Learn about what mindfulness is, how to practice it and why it has been found to decrease stress and anxiety. Join Dr. Ellen Choi as she explains how mindfulness brings awareness to our emotions and psychical body and guides exercises that can help you feel more comfortable so that you can be more productive
The Ted Rogers School of Management remains diligent in supporting you by being ready to help in any way we can; to provide as much flexibility as possible; and to continue to help you match student talent with your current needs for new grad opportunities, summer internships and part-time opportunities.
We continue to promote roles and host virtual recruitment events for our employer partners.
We have students scheduled to go out this Summer whose knowledge spans many business areas, including Accounting and Finance, Business Technology, Marketing, Human Resources, Real Estate, Global Management, Economics, Law and Business, Retail, Hospitality and Entrepreneurship.
There are a number of programs that are available to employers to support you in hiring this Summer.
- Technation Subsidy, external link, opens in new window - Technation has developed a wage subsidy program to support businesses by financing their decisions to hire a student for work-integrated learning opportunities and allowing students to be immersed in technology while applying their learning in real-world settings. This funding can be stacked with the Ontario Co-operative Education Tax Credit, to increase the value to you
- Co-operative Education Tax Credit, external link, opens in new window - corporations can claim 25% of eligible expenditures while small businesses can claim 30%, up to a maximum credit of $3,000 per work placement
- The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, external link, opens in new window - this provides a 75% wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 12 weeks, retroactive to March 15, 2020
- Canada Emergency Business Account, external link, opens in new window- will be implemented by eligible financial institutions in cooperation with Export Development Canada (EDC). This $25 billion program will provide interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to small businesses and not-for-profit companies, to help cover their operating costs during a period where their revenues have been temporarily reduced, due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 virus
- Student Work Placement Program, external link, opens in new window (SWPP) - providing employers with wage subsidies of up to 50%-70%. This funding can be stacked with the Ontario Co-operative Education Tax Credit, to increase the value to you (see below)
Just announced, the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) has been expanded and there is more now flexibility:
- Allowing employers the flexibility to postpone placement start dates to avoid rescinding placements, external link, opens in new window
- Allowing employers to apply for funding before they finalize their selection of students to hire, external link, opens in new window
- Allowing small and medium sized employers (<500 employees) and non-profit organizations permitted to use these wage subsidies up-front and where they may be an operational cash flow need
- Post-secondary institutions (universities, colleges and polytechnics) will now be able eligible for this funding
- Allowing students to work from home
We are developing a toolkit to support employers with their virtual onboarding of students this Summer.
More to come on this shortly.
The Business Career Hub at the Ted Rogers School of Management provides students with opportunities to continuously upgrade and enhance their technical skills through industry and facilitator-led bootcamps. We offer Bootcamps in Excel, Power of BI, Python, R, Tableau and more!
Most of these sessions are offered in the evening and on weekends and are always well attended. In the last three weeks alone, we have had 1,000 registrations in the newly offered virtual format.
If there is one thing we know for sure, is that our students are eager to learn, even during a period of intense uncertainty.
For more information on Bootcamps, please visit our website, opens in new window.