Receiving an invitation to attend an interview is one of the most exciting elements of the Arts & Science Co-op Program. Here are some guidelines to adhere to in the interview process:
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You receive updates on the status of job applications through CSM. If a job you have applied for is interviewing, you will see this on CSM. When an employer has invited you to an interview, you'll receive a notification through CSM. Log in there to sign up for a date and time. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If the times or dates available are not able to fit with your schedule due to a direct conflict with a class or exam, please notify the Operations Team as soon as possible. We will contact the employer to inquire about alternate dates. To help with this, please provide your availability so that we can investigate the possibility of rescheduling the interview. If you are unsure who to contact, please email email@example.com.
Professional etiquette - both inside and outside the Co-op Office - dictates that you should keep your commitments. In the co-op context, this means attending all scheduled interviews until you have accepted an offer of employment.
Remember: As a U of T Co-op student, you’re an ambassador of both the program and of the University. As such, our employers expect the utmost in responsibility and professionalism from you. Missing an interview not only jeopardizes your reputation, but also puts the co-op program and the University in a poor light.
Should the job described significantly differ from the one described on the job description, please inform the work term engagement coordinator so that the department is able to work with the employer to clarify requirements.
These types of requests are evaluated on an individual basis.
If, after having been interviewed, you no longer wish to be considered for a position, contact your Work Term Engagement Coordinator within 24 hours to discuss the situation. Withdrawing your candidacy can only take place 24-48 hours after the interview.
While employers post their jobs through the co-op office, they may choose to contact you directly to schedule interviews or make offers. When they do, please keep the Co-op office updated so that we can keep your records up to date and help you through the process. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are contacted by a potential employer directly with an interview request, please:
If you are contacted with a job offer, please either:
Either way, please don't delay to inform your Work Term Engagement Coordinator of the details.
If you are contacted for an interview or an offer for a position that was found outside of the co-op job search process, there are some additional steps that need to take place to verify and approve the role as a suitable co-op work term and learning opportunity.
To do this, please provide your Work Term Coordinator with the following items:
This information will be reviewed for approval.