Your Co-op Support System

Here's an introduction to our team and how our roles support your success. If you'd like to meet with anyone in person, feel free to reach out to set up an appointment or visit us in IC150. Our Operations Staff at the front desk are happy to help you.

Up-to-date contact information for all the roles described below can be found on the Arts & Science co-op website.

Student Development Coordinators 

This dedicated team will lead your COPD01 and COPD03 courses, laying the foundation for success in your co-op job search. With their guidance, you’ll develop your cover letter and resume for a competitive job search process, hone your interview skills, and refine strategies to land your co-op jobs. 

Contact your Student Development Coordinators for questions about:

  • Job search preparation
  • Co-op policies
  • Co-op course questions or concerns about COPD01 or COPD03

Work Term Engagement Coordinators

When searching for jobs and while on work term, your Work Term Engagement Coordinators are your main points of contact. They’ll facilitate your job search and work term transition courses (COPD11, COPD12, and COPD13), and will provide additional in-person support during office hours and individual appointment times. During those times, you can get hands-on support with customizing your resume and cover letter, as well as advice on how to improve your interview performance.  These Coordinators are also your point of contact while on work term. 

Contact your Work Term Engagement Coordinators for questions about: 

  • Competing for a co-op position
  • Job search process
  • Co-op policies
  • Work term preparation
  • Employer or industry information
  • Coaching and advice while on work term
  • Additional work terms

Business Development Coordinators

Think of the Business Development Team as your dedicated industry experts. As co-op representatives, they’re out in the world every day, attending trade shows and telling prospective employers about the elite group of co-op students available at UTSC. They are an integral part of the co-op team's success and you will likely meet them when you are on work term, as one of them will come out to meet you and your employer for a mid-term visit. 

Operations Staff

This team oversees many of the administrative elements of the office: from posting jobs to scheduling employer interviews, and issuing job offers. They’re the team that keeps our operation running smoothly.

 They also support the team, students and employers contact if technical issues are encountered with our software systems - CSM, Qualrics, etc.

Contact your Operations Manager for questions about:

  • Changing your work term sequencing
  • Your status in the co-op program

Arts & Science Co-op Leadership Team

This team oversees the direction of the co-op program. You might run into them at co-op celebrations and events, or meet with them to discuss your status in the program, work permits, exceptions, or withdrawals from the co-op program. 

Program Advisor & Co-op Program Supervisor

Your Program Advisor and Co-op Program Supervisor are in your academic department. They can provide you with information on course planning, sequencing considerations, prerequisites, subject POSt, or work term report topics. Find out who Program/Course Advisor or Co-op Program Supervisor

Contact your Co-op Program Supervisor or Program Advisor for questions about:

  • Academic planning for your degree and co-op work term sequence
  • Course selection
  • Course exceptions and exemptions
  • Course equivalents
  • cGPA hurdles
  • Graduation dilemmas
  • Work term project topics & evaluation (Co-op Program Supervisor only)

Arts & Science Peer Coaches

Searching for the co-op job of your dreams? Representing programs from technology, sciences, and the arts, our Peer Coaches have completed all of their work terms and are ready to pass their expertise on to you. Book an appointment or drop in today!