Summer Engineering Co-op Program

What is Summer Engineering Co-op

The Summer Engineering Co-op Program is designed to assist students in finding quality paid engineering work placements for the summer months. The duration of the co-op is four months - from May to August.

Why should you participate?

  • Gain hands-on experience related to your academic program
  • Develop marketable skills employers are looking for in new recruits
  • Clarify your career goals and objectives
  • Earn a salary to help offset the cost of tuition
  • Build a professional network with employers and engineers in your field
  • SECOP position may provide you with an opportunity to pursue an Internship placement with the same employer
  • Many employers view co-op work terms as an opportunity to assess candidates for future full-time positions after graduation

Who can participate?

  • All full-time undergraduate engineering students who are returning to Western Engineering (full-time) for both the fall and winter semesters
  • Students who have a cumulative academic average of at least 65% and no scholastic/academic offenses

What is the enrollment process?

  • Co-op information sessions are available annually in the Fall Term.
  • Online registration begins Sept. 5, 2017 on CareerCentral

What are the costs?

The Summer Engineering Co-op fee in 2017 is:

  • $100 Dollars for Direct Match Placements
  • $300 Dollars for positions secured from a Summer Co-op posting on CareerCentral

What does an employer expect?

  • Motivated and enthusiastic students
  • Clear, neat and organized resumes
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ethical and professional judgment
  • Responsible and accountable student employees