In conjunction with our colleagues in Acadia’s Co-operative Education Program, we would like to alert members of our alumni community to a wonderful opportunity to help current students to a brighter future by providing work terms for them.
As a member of Acadia University’s alumni community, you have the opportunity to help Acadia students work toward a brighter future. Helping Co-op students secure work terms is a great way to give back to Acadia! Please share this with others in your organization.
Co-operative Education (Co-op) is an academic program that gives students the opportunity to apply the concepts they learn in the classroom to real-life work environments. The value of Co-op students to an organization can be limitless, as they are eager to learn and contribute. A Co-op student is a great resource for any organization looking to fill a vacancy, whether it be to complete a special project, or assist with ongoing activities within your organization. Co-op is also a great long-term recruitment strategy as it provides a mechanism through which you can evaluate potential new employees with very low risk. We have students in Business, Computer Science, Arts, Science and Community Development. All Co-op students have completed at least two years of their degree, maintain a minimum required grade-point average, with many having relevant work and/or volunteer experience. In addition, all students have completed a series of professional development workshops to ensure they are ready for the workplace.
Positions must be paid, discipline-related, and provide full-time employment for at least 12 weeks. If you are interested in posting a position with us, you can do so on our Acadia Co-op Portal by clicking ‘Register’ underneath the ‘Employers’ icon. Your registration will be approved within 1-2 business days. Alternatively, you can provide us with a job description, application instructions, and the application deadline via email and we will post the job opportunities within 24 hours of receipt. Job descriptions should include the following:
There are various funding programs available through the provincial and federal government to assist with the cost of hiring a co-op student. Visit https://co-op.acadiau.ca/funding-for-employers.html for more information. Note that some funding programs only accept applications during certain times of the year.