Summer Engineering Co-op

Congratulations on your Summer Engineering Co-op Program (SECOP) placement.  Please see the quick links to the left for all of the forms/documents you will need throughout your placement.


Engineering Career Services will keep in touch with you while you are on Summer Co-op, to keep you informed of important dates, deadlines and new developments in Western Engineering. Please make sure to check your Western e-mail account regularly.

SECOP Components:

The Process

Online enrollment and approval begins in September on CareerCentral.

You should log-in to CareerCentral regularly to view and apply to summer job postings.

Note: SECOP postings typically do not start until January, though sometimes there will be an early company posting in December.  Read each job posting carefully to determine: application deadline date, interview dates, length/dates of co-op, requested degree programs, and method of application.

All students who receive an interview will be contacted by e-mail and details will be in CareerCentral. Interviews will take place on and off campus, they may require some traveling or occur via phone or video-conferencing.

If you are successful securing a co-op position on your own, you will need to bring the following items into Engineering Career Services.

  • Job description;
  • Start and end dates;
  • Salary offered;
  • Supervisor or HR contact information;
  • If possible, job offer letter.

After reviewing this information, Engineering Career Services will let you know if the position can be counted as an official co-op placement.

SECOP placements begin at the start of May.

Performance evaluations must be completed by your supervisor by the end of the summer co-op term.

Reneging on a job offer after it has been accepted is not permitted and consequences will follow. Review all of the Internship and SECOP Policies and Procedures.