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Applying to Co-op Makes

Good Business Sense

The Ted Rogers Co-op Program bridges the gap between your academic studies and the business world around you.

Consider this option seriously; it just makes good business sense.

Top 10 Business Reasons to Apply to Co-op:

  1. Get real-world business experience in leading organizations
  2. Acquire skills and knowledge related to your academic program 
  3. Build professional relationships and develop your network 
  4. Apply ideas and skills learned in the classroom to real business situations
  5. Work toward professional designations specific to your career (CPA, CMP, CFA)
  6. Earn a salary to offset your tuition fees
  7. Develop soft skills and workplace etiquette
  8. Gain confidence in your chosen field of study 
  9. Earn the Co-op designation
  10. Become more employable upon graduation

"From learning about financial management and utilizing my Excel skills, to meeting stakeholders and displaying my work on projects through presentations, Co-op has helped me develop a large technical and non-technical skill-set in my academic and social life. To me, Co-op means proving my student leadership."

Abdullah Waqar, Accounting and Finance

Think Now about 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. Please see the chart below as a reference.

BTM EMS REM RTM ENT GMS
Year 1 Year 2 Year 2 Year 1 Year 1 Year 2
June 1st June 1st June 1st June 1st June 1st June 1st


 

HRM/OB HTM LAW MKT SAF
Year 2 Year 1 Year 1 Year 2 Year 1
June 1st June 1st June 1st June 1st June 1st

As a TRSM student, you will apply online through our customized co-op portal. Your application will consist of a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript and an online interview. You can find a PDF filestep by step guide on how to apply to Co-op here.

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 TRSM 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 2017/2018 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.

Year 2 Year 3 Year 3 Year 4 Year 4 Year 5
Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter Fall
$585 $583 $583 $583 $583 $583
Year 2 Year 3 Year 3 Year 4 Year 4 Year 5 Year 5
Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter
$500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500
Year 3 Year 4 Year 4 Year 5 Year 5
Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter
$700 $700 $700 $700 $700
Year 2 Year 3 Year 3 Year 4 Year 4 Year 5 Year 5
Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter
$500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500
Year 3 Year 4 Year 4 Year 5 Year 5
Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter
$700 $700 $700 $700 $700
Year 2 Year 3 Year 3 Year 4 Year 4 Year 5 Year 5
Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter
$500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500
Year 3 Year 3 Year 4 Year 4 Year 5 Year 5
Fall Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter
$583 $583 $583 $583 $583 $583
Year 2 Year 3 Year 3 Year 4 Year 4 Year 5
Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter Fall
$585 $583 $583 $583 $583 $583
Year 3 Year 4 Year 4 Year 5 Year 5
Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter
$700 $700 $700 $700 $700
Year 3 Year 4 Year 4 Year 5 Year 5
Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter
$700 $700 $700 $700 $700
Year 2 Year 3 Year 3 Year 4 Year 4 Year 5 Year 5
Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter
$500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Students applying to TRSM Co-op will need to be familiar with the specific requirements for each program and program major. Visit the Ryerson University 2017/2018 Undergraduate Calendar for more information on specific program requirements.

Within your application, which will consist 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 TRSM Co-op, you are also encouraged to have online profiles on LinkedIn, external link and Magnet, external link.

Our Students Work with Leading Employers

TRSM Co-op students work in leading organizations across all industry sectors including professional services, IT and telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, utilities, government, education and not-for profit.

View a list of select employers.

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We Will Support You

The Business Career Hub houses both the Co-operative Education and Career Services teams. We are well-connected to the marketplace and to employers across all sectors – we host more than 200 employer events every year, and provide you with opportunities to meet with employers in person and in groups.

Our Career Consultants, who are specialists in their program areas, have a keen understanding of the marketplace and current employment opportunities, and can help you prepare your Co-op application.

Our Co-op Coordinators will work with you closely, once you are accepted into the Co-op program. They will ensure you are prepared for your job search, and are well-positioned to secure your first work term placement.

Your Co-op application is critically important – and, as a TRSM student, you have access to our dedicated Career Consultants within The Business Career Hub to help you through this process.

Our hours are:  Monday–Friday, 9:00am–5:00pm – we encourage you to schedule an appointment or drop-in.

 Drop-In Hours
Monday-Friday 10:30am-4:30pm

Co-op helped me differentiate my skill-set and provided me an edge with real-world experience - I now feel I can hit the ground running when I graduate. It’s also a great opportunity to expand my network within the industry.

Danny Su, Real Estate Management 2018

Co-op Programs

All of TRSM’s Bachelor of Commerce programs offer an option for Co-op. There are 12 Ted Rogers Co-op options, each with its own work term sequence:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics and Management Science
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Management Studies
  • Human Resources Management/Organizational Behaviour
  • Law and Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Real Estate Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Business Technology Management
  • Retail Management

*Health Information Management and Health Services Management do not offer Co-op options.

"During my last role as a Junior IT Strategy Analyst for Deloitte, I had a holistic view of the organization and directly interacted with corporate executives. This experience allowed me to integrate myself into the team and contribute to the organization’s goals by offering a unique perspective."

Emad Shaikh, Business Technology - Co-op