Recruitment Dates

Management Co-op offers three work terms annually: Winter, Summer and Fall. The recruitment process begins four months in advance of the work term. Each recruitment cycle consists of two rounds: a First Round, which involves a rank-match process; and a Continuous Round.

At the close of the First Round (i.e., after the ranking deadline), the Management Co-op office extends offers of employment to students on behalf of the employer. Employers do not extend offers directly to students in First Round.

All students who are not matched with an employer in First Round are eligible to participate in Continuous Round. In the Continuous Round, offers can be extended, through the Management Co-op Coordinators, as soon as the right candidates are identified. There is no ranking process in the Continuous Round. Students have 24 hours to consider their offer. 

The Management Co-op office coordinates all aspects of the recruitment cycle to serve the interests of both our students and employer partners. We welcome your job postings throughout the recruitment cycle.  

Please note the following important deadlines for the recruitment cycle corresponding to each work term:

    Student Work Term  
Key Dates in Recruitment Cycle
WINTER 2018
January to April
SUMMER 2018
May to August
FALL 2017
September to December
First Round
Job Submissions
August 21 to October 13, 2017 December 14 to February 16 April 17 to June 9
Networking Breakfast
September 21, 2017 January 18, 2018 May 18
Student Interviews
September 22 to October 19, 2017 January 19 to February 22 May 19 to June 15
Submit Rankings
October 20, 2017 by 12:00 noon February 23, 2018 by 12:00 noon June 16 by 12:00 noon
End of First Round
Matches Confirmed
October 24, 2017 by 4:30 p.m. February 27, 2018 June 20
Continuous Round starts.
Post job descriptions, interview students, and extend offers
October 25, 2017 February 28, 2018 June 21
Work Term Begins*
January 2, 2018 April 30, 2018 September 5

* The start date is a realistic start date given exam and holiday schedules. Students and employers can negotiate to commence the work term earlier or later. The work term must be a minimum of 12 weeks in duration in order to qualify as a co-op work term.