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Frequently asked questions

Signficant dates

April 16, 2021: Submission deadline for learning outcomes and employer evaluations (to be submitted by employer)

Current co-op students

Prior to first day of work: Informed consent submission

Within 2 weeks of work term start date: Submission of course on work term form

Within 1 week of work term start date: Submission of all work term details, including manager information

Week of June 14, 2021: Last day to start work term for credit

August 20, 2021: Submission deadline for learning outcomes and employer evaluations (to be submitted by employer) 

Students interested in joining Ted Rogers Co-op

June 1, 2021: Apply to co-op

Current co-op students

Work term evaluations are due 2 weeks prior to the end of your work term. Exact dates for each term will be communicated to you via email.

Yes, you are required to submit a work term evaluation for every 4 month work term that you complete. This means that if you are on an 8 month work term, you will submit a report at the 4 month and 8 month mark.

A lot of major employers start posting co-op opportunities 4 months prior to the start of the work term. In other words, you should start applying to jobs at the start of the semester prior to your work term.

Yes!

If you find a co-op opportunity on an outside job board or through personal connections, you may have to complete an "Employer Eligibility Form" if our team has not worked with that particular employer in the past to ensure they meet co-op requirements. This form can be found on the co-op portal under student resources.

If you would like support with your job application or interview, we recommend scheduling a meeting with your Co-op Coordinator through our self-scheduling website, external link, opens in new window. Or alternatively, you can email trsmcareers@ryerson.ca, opens in new window, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a quick 15-minute chat.

One of our co-op team members will be conducting a co-op check in with you and your manager/supervisor some time during your work term. This is to ensure you are working in a safe environment, receive the support you need in the workplace and to identify any gaps or challenges you are facing. 

Co-op check ins are currently being conducted remotely via Google Meets, and the co-op team will be sending you email communication with exact dates and procedures to schedule the meeting.

Co-op check ins are conducted with students in their 1st, 2nd and last work terms, with the exception of students who are returning to the same position and employer for consecutive terms. I.e. If you are on an 8 month term, you may receive only 1 check during the first 4 months. 

However, if you require support at any time, you can either request a check in or schedule a meeting with your Co-op Coordinator.

You don't have to enroll into your work term course - our team will do it on your behalf closer to the start of the term.

However, after we have enrolled you into your course and if you decide to change sequences or opt-out of co-op, please ensure that you drop the work term course on RAMSS. Otherwise, you will receive an F/Incomplete.

Students interested in applying to co-op

The application deadline for all Ted Rogers Co-op programs is June 1st. The year in which you apply depends on your major.

Programs that apply at the end of 1st year:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Technology Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Retail Management

Programs that apply at the end of 2nd year:

  • Economics and Management Science
  • Global Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Law and Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Real Estate Management

Students applying to Ted Rogers Co-op need to be familiar with the specific requirements for each program and program major. Review the current University Calendar for more information on specific program requirements.

Within your application, which consists of a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and online interview, the Co-op Selection Committee will look for:

  • Extra-Curricular Activity (volunteer work, TRSM student groups, case competitions, involvement in sports etc.)
  • Work Experience (any work experience; it does not have to be relevant to your program of study)
  • CGPA (you will also need to have completed a full course load in semesters prior to applying to Co-op)
  • Interpersonal Skills- your ability to connect and work with others.

If you are interested in applying to Ted Rogers Co-op, you are also encouraged to have online profiles on LinkedIn, external link and Magnet, external link.

As a TRSM student, you will apply online through our customized co-op portal, opens in new window. Your application will consist of a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript and a video interview. 

Unsure of what your next step is? Take a look at our step-by-step co-op application guide, external link, opens in new window.

After you apply, your Co-op Coordinator and Co-op Faculty Advisor will review your application and may invite students to participate in a second interview*.

Your Co-op Coordinator and Co-op Faculty Advisor will make a decision on whether to offer you admission into Co-op.

*Interviews may be conducted via online interview platform or in-person.

For students in the Ted Rogers Co-op program, additional fees are added to their tuition fees. These fees relate to costs associated with the administration of the Co-op programs and are calculated in accordance with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development and Ryerson University policies.

Co-op fees, in part, cover the costs associated with the administration of the Co-op program which includes pre-employment training, the administration of work-term activity (obtaining job postings, preparation of students for the work terms, monitoring work term activity, debriefing students and employers during the employment process), and the recruitment of Co-op employers.

The total co-op fee for 2021-2022 is $3,500.00. Fees are paid in installments spread over a number of sessions (Fall, Winter) to reduce the burden on you.

Co-op fees are participation fees and are not based on the number of work terms secured, nor when work terms are secured. Students who secure at least 3 Co-op work terms (12 months total) are required to pay the full co-op fees according to their respective fee payment schedule.

Co-op fees and payments are non-refundable and subject to change without notice.

In order to graduate with a co-op designation, you are required to complete the minimum required work terms by alternating between academic terms and work terms. This will extend your undergraduate studies to 4.5–5 years.

Ted Rogers Co-op students work with some of the most successful companies and organizations in the world!

Student employment depends on the student's chosen sector or educational specialization. Some sectors include Government, Financial & Insurance, Technology & Communication, Health Care, Education, Professional Services, Public Utilities and Production.