Once you’ve posted your job, you can’t edit the post (contact your CO-OP Program Coordinator with change requests).
Your job goes into a queue for approval and you receive an email once it’s approved.
Jobs are posted for at least 2 days. After this time, you receive an email indicating whether or not you have received applicants.
You may request to repost your job for another 24 or 48 hours, or repost it yourself (be sure to select the proper round and work term!).
Our standardized student resumés and transcripts can be viewed on the CO-OP Navigator (they are not emailed to you).
Submit your interview request online.
Note: To ensure student privacy and avoid scheduling conflicts, we do not provide student contact information or allow you to directly set up interviews with students.
After Round 1 interviews, employers and students rank each other in order of preference.
If you wish to make an offer, assign a numerical ranking to each applicant you’re interested in.
If you do not wish to hire a student, assign that student an “X.”
After “matching day,” you receive, for each posted job, an email with ranking results and contact information for the student(s) you are matched with (or to advise if you have not received a match).
At this point, you may contact your matched student to discuss details relevant to his or her new job (e.g. salary, start date, security clearance forms, etc.)
Detailed resources for hiring a CO-OP student
Position: Web Developer
Location: Ottawa, ON
An opportunity exists within the Research Branch of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Ottawa. The successful candidate will be involved in the ongoing development of a web-accessible database for tracking information related to scientific research collections. Experience developing Java-based web applications would be an asset, but if you're keen on programming, we're happy to bring you up to speed.
The development environment consists of the Eclipse IDE and Subversion version control system on Windows or Linux. The application is run on a Linux server inside the Tomcat web application server. The student will gain experience with the Hibernate, Spring and Struts frameworks. The successful candidate will be involved in a range of activities from testing through to feature development, depending on his or her skill set.
Web application feature development and testing
Good oral and written communication
Ability to work independently
Career development and training
Enhance your Java programming skills. Learn to use project management tools (Maven). Learn to use object relational mapping frameworks (Hibernate). Learn how databases work in a real world situation.
Transportation and housing: building is accessible via public transportation (bus stop across the street).
Keep to the interview schedule and the time allotted for each interview (the student may have multiple interviews or exams that day).
Inform our reception desk if a student is not present at the scheduled time.
Provide feedback and constructive criticism on each student’s interview performance (students meet with CO-OP Professional Development Specialists to discuss overall evaluations and your feedback is instrumental in their professional development).
Do not contact students by either email or phone until the matching has been confirmed.