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Co-op Advising & Job Search Support

The Co-op team is available during Co-op drop-in hours to help with:

  • Assessing your academic eligibility to participate in Co-op/internship
  • Resume and Cover Letter Feedback
  • Interview Preparation and Interview Practice
  • Job Search Techniques
  • Any other questions you may have

Students are welcome to review the FAQs and Resume Checklist to make the most of your drop-in session.

Exclusive job search support

As a Co-op/Internship student, you have access to exclusive job search support. Visit us during Co-op Drop-in Hours to meet with one of the Co-op Coordinators and ask questions regarding:

  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing
  • Interview Preparation
  • Job Search Techniques

To make the most out of your co-op drop-in session, we advise you to come prepared with a sample job posting and an updated hard copy of your resume following the resume checklist below.

ESSENTIALS 

Resume is updated as per the feedback, guidelines and information provided in the Resume & Cover Letter workshop attended and covers the following major resume components and sections:

  • Professional Contact Information
  • Objective or Profile Summary
  • Education
  • Technical Skills
  • Related Projects
  • Work Experience
  • Extracurricular Activities and/or Volunteer Experience
  • Other (i.e. Achievements, Professional Development, etc.)
    • All information is in reverse chronological order
    • Error free in terms of spelling, grammar or typos; appropriate tense is used consistently throughout i.e. past tense is used for past experiences 
    • Resume is not used in first person or complete sentences but rather in point form

QUALITY & IMPACT

  •  Resume is customized and targeted to the job requirements for every posting being applied to
  • Content should include action statements, accomplishments and added value instead of responsibility and duty statements

i.e. formula of description statements: Action verb + description of accountability + value-add/purpose/result of action

  • Quantifiable descriptions are used where possible

i.e. Facilitated a dynamic 2 hour presentation for audience of 150…

VISUAL PRESENTATION & PROFESSIONALISM

  • Resume appears well-organized, readable and easy on the eye

i.e. there is enough white space without it looking too sparse or crammed

  • All fonts (type and size) are consistent, easy to read and professional in appearance

Upcoming Drop-in Sessions

Jan 21
Drop-in
10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Jan 22
Drop-in
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Jan 23
Drop-in
1.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Jan 24
Drop-in
No Drop-in available today
Jan 25
Co-op Eligibility Questions
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Upcoming Events (register here >)

Jan 21: TribalScale Recruitment Event

Jan 21, 2019 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
BRG 125
Registration Deadline: Jan 21, 2019 12:00 PM 

  TribalScale

One of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Canadian Startups of 2018!

Hiring co-op students and interns for Summer 2019!  Applications are now open in the Lassonde Co-op portal.

TribalScale helps clients strategize, design and build digital products for mobile, web, and emerging technologies. This is your chance to connect with leading innovators and industry experts, and learn what it’s like to work for one of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Canadian Startups of 2018!

Current Co-op/ Internship Opportunities:

  • Agile Software Engineer
  • Agile Test Engineer

Note: These opportunities are open to registered Lassonde Co-op/Internships students.

What students can do prepare for this event:

  • Review the job postings and research the company
  • Prepare questions you’d like to ask
  • Dress code: business casual recommended
  • Bring a copy of your updated resume

Jan 24: Mechanical Career Fair

Jan 24, 2019 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
BRG Cafe

 ASME Lassonde Student Club: Mechanical Career Fair

Employers attending:

  • AMICO
  • S&C Electric Canada
  • Modern Niagara

Jan 25: Geomatics & Civil Career Fair

Jan 25, 2019 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
BRG Cafe

 CEL, Geomatics & ITE Lassonde Student Club: Geomatics & Civil Career Fair