Recruitment Dates

Management students are leading the future.

COVID-19 Update: Learn more about our expanded services and financial support for employers hiring Summer 2020 co-op

Hire the business leaders of tomorrow, today.

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
January to April
May to August
FALL 2020
September to December
First Round
Job Submissions
August 19 to October 7, 2019 December 16, 2019  to February 10, 2020 April 14 to June 8, 2020
Networking Breakfast
September 19, 2019 January 23, 2020 May 13, 2020
Student Interviews
September 20 to October 16, 2019 January 24 to February 19, 2020 May 22 to June 17, 2020
Submit Rankings
October 18, 2019 by 12:00 noon February 21, 2020 by 12:00 noon June 19, 2020 by 12:00 noon
End of First Round
Matches Confirmed
October 22, 2019 by 4:30 p.m. February 25, 2020 June 23, 2020
Continuous Round starts.
Post job descriptions, interview students, and extend offers
October 23, 2019 February 26, 2020 (Request an interview) June 24, 2020
Work Term Begins*
January 2, 2020 Flexible in response to COVID-19. Learn more. September 1, 2020

* 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.