CO-OP training is offered online and in-person or in a hybrid format. Here is a brief overview of the workshops that will lead you to success.

30 minutes
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CO-OP Resumé Review

The purpose of this appointment is to provide a personalized assessment of your CO-OP resumé. By attending this meeting, you will improve your resume-writing skills and increase your chances of securing a CO-OP interview. After the appointment, you will be able to:

  • Adapt your resumé, making it relevant to your field by selecting and highlighting the skills required by employers.
  • Create a result-based resumé that highlights your knowledge, skills, and accomplishments.
  • Develop “action statements” that demonstrate transferable skills gained through unrelated work experience.
  • Increase your marketability through resumé layout and skills presentation.
30 minutes
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CO-OP Cover-Letter Review

This appointment provides a personalized assessment of your CO-OP cover letter, allowing you to improve your cover-letter writing skills and increase your chances of securing an interview with employers who request a cover letter as part of their application process.

After this appointment, you will be able to:

  • Structure your cover letter to highlight the qualifications required by employers.
  • Customize your letter to meet employers’ specific needs.
  • Increase your marketability through cover-letter layout and skills presentation.
60 minutes
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Mock Interview

The purpose of this appointment is to provide a personalized assessment of your skills as an interviewee. The meeting is conducted either as a formal mock interview or as a less formal discussion.

For the mock interview, you will be asked to select a CO-OP job for which you would like to practice. You will be expected to prepare for the simulation in the same manner as you would a real interview. The mock interview takes roughly 20 minutes, and you spend the remainder of the hour receiving feedback.

For the discussion-style interview, we will discuss ways to prepare for real interviews. You will explore specific interview questions and receive suggestions on how to best respond.

After this appointment, you will be able to:

  • Improve your interview-preparation skills.
  • Sharpen your verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Develop interview response strategies.
  • Prepare for different interview scenarios, such as phone interviews and multiple interviewers.
30 minutes
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Interview Feedback

This appointment provides additional interview coaching, based on feedback employers have provided. You go over their comments with the PDS, who then gives you constructive suggestions to improve your performance in upcoming interviews.

After this appointment, you will be able to:

  • See how employers perceive you at interviews.
  • Fine-tune your interview answers to improve your presentation.
60 minutes
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Job Search Strategies

This appointment allows you to discuss your overall professional development strategy, including techniques for resumé writing, applying for jobs, interviews, employer ranking, marketing, and long-term and short-term goal setting. The session is customized to your needs.

After this appointment, you will be able to:

  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Structure your job search to ensure success.
  • Overcome challenges in the job search you are conducting.
  • Find answers to specific questions on any aspect of the job search.
  • Use networking skills to improve your contacts and your access to employment opportunities.
  • Adjust your professional development strategy accordingly.
  • Have access to the “Finding your own job” booklet.
60 minutes

Mobility Research Strategies

Same as Job-Search Strategies meeting with a focus on National and/or International job search

After this meeting, you will be able to:

  • Identify a clear job search objective.
  • Create a resumé specifically for your mobility job search.
  • Understand the job market in the area you wish to find opportunities.
  • Learn how to conduct an online job search.

* the content will be adapted to your needs.

30 minutes

International briefing meeting

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss your preparation for your upcoming international placement; including the Brightspace International training module, risk management training, possible scholarships, and any questions student may have related to the mobility CO-OP work term.

After this meeting, you will:

  • Understand what training you must complete.
  • Be aware of the documents you must submit prior to your International work term.
  • Have answers to questions related to your preparation for your International work term.

Book one of the sessions outlined above with your Professional Development Specialist

*Please book with the Specialist representing your program of study.