Nominations focus on the following criteria to demonstrate a positive and valuable work-term experience:
- The quality of the mentorship the student received during the work-term;
- The calibre and relevance of the work-term experience; and
- How the overall experience compared with student's initial expectations.
These selection criteria were developed by CO-OP Students and are patterned on those of other Canadian university employer-recognition programs. The University of Ottawa awards serve to recognize our outstanding CO-OP employers.