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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


We make it easy to recruit and employ eager, qualified Laurier co-op students by providing you with a responsive, effective and free online job posting system.

Follow our hiring process to recruit from the best. See the recruiting dates for upcoming work terms.

Send Us a Job Description

If you would like to hire a co-op student, send a job description by email to your co-op co-ordinator or to lauriercoop@wlu.ca. Please mention whether you are recruiting for spring, fall or winter.

If you have any questions, please call 519.884.0710 x4484.

Viewing Applications

Navigator is the database used by Laurier Co-op to post job descriptions, manage applications and arrange interviews. We will send you instructions on how to use Navigator to view applications and interview schedules.

We usually post job descriptions for two days. When students apply to your job posting through Navigator you may view applications after 10 a.m. on the day after the application deadline.

Select Your Candidates and Arrange Interviews

You may select candidates for interviews through Navigator. Once you have chosen your candidates, let us know the date, location, start time and length of the interviews. Our co-op office will arrange the interviews and send you a schedule.

Arranging Your Interview

Please give us three days' notice, if possible, to schedule interviews. Please let know:

  • names of candidates and interviewers
  • date and start time
  • length of interview
  • interval between interviews
  • length of lunch break

We host most interviews on campus and can provide lunch options. We welcome you to meet with students in our comfortable interview rooms. If you prefer, we can arrange interviews by video or phone.

Interview and Rank Your Candidates

Primary Interview Period

During the primary interview period, you will rank our students and they will rank you. By ranking students, you agree to hire the one with whom you are "matched."

The primary interview period occurs during the following times:

  • early February for the spring term
  • early June for the fall term
  • early or mid-October for the winter term

During the primary interview period each term, almost all interviews occur on campus. If you interview during the primary interview period, do not communicate with the students between the interview and the match.

Primary Recruiting Employment

Work Term

Positions Posted

Interviews Begin

Match Results

Spring

May to August (CA/CPA)

Mid-November

Early January

Mid-January

Spring

May to August (All positions)

Late January

Early February

Mid-February

Fall

September to December

Mid-May

Late May

Mid-June

Winter

January to April

Mid-September

Early or mid-October

Late October

Continuous Employment Period (after the primary period)

After we share the results of the match with you and the students, we enter the continuous employment period. During this period, we welcome employers to conduct interviews either at Laurier or at their own offices.

After your interviews, let us know which students you agree to hire. The co-op office will extend employment offers to students directly on your behalf. Our office will let you know which students accept your offer.

Once we release the results of the match, we will post jobs without a match again. We accept job postings and arrange interviews until all students have found employment.

The recruiting dates below are subject to change. 

Recruiting Dates

Winter 2020 Work Term, Jan. 2 to April 30, 2020.

  • The recruiting period has ended for the winter work term.

Spring 2020 Work Term, May 4 to August 31, 2020.

Primary Recruiting Period

Employers may recruit for four-month or eight-month terms beginning in May 2020.
(Students from User Experience Design and Professional Experience Program in Computer Science are available for 16-month terms, from May 2020 through August 2021.)

  • The last day to post jobs for the primary recruiting period is January 21, 2020.
  • We will host interview on campus from Monday, January 27 through Tuesday, February 4, 2020.
  • Please give us 72 business hours' notice to schedule interviews.
  • Please let us know the interview date, start time, interview length, interval between interviews, and length of lunch break, along with the names of candidates and interviewers.
    Example: "Wednesday, January 29; 10 a.m. start; 30-minute interviews at 10-minute intervals; 30-minute lunch."
  • Please enter your rankings of students by 9 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.
  • We will tell employers the results of the ranking and matching process on Monday, February 10, 2020.
  • We will begin posting jobs for the continuous employment period on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.  During the continuous employment period, interviews may take place on campus or at the employer's location.

Fall 2020 Work Term, September 1 through December 24, 2020.

Employers may recruit for four-month or eight-month terms beginning in September 2020.

  • We will begin posting jobs for the spring work term on Thursday, May 7, 2020.
  • The last day to post jobs for the primary recruiting period is Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
  • We will host interview on campus from Tuesday, May 26 through Thursday, June 4, 2020.
  • Please give us 72 business hours' notice to schedule interviews.
  • Please let us know the interview date, start time, interview length, interval between interviews, and length of lunch break, along with the names of candidates and interviewers.
    Example: "Wednesday, May 27; 10 a.m. start; 30-minute interviews at 10-minute intervals; 30-minute lunch."
  • Please enter your rankings of students by 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2020.
  • We will tell employers the results of the ranking and matching process on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
  • We will begin posting jobs again on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.  During the continuous employment period, interviews may take place on campus or at the employer's location.

Winter 2021 work term, January 4 through April 30, 2021

  • Recruiting dates TBA

Spring 2021 work term, May 3 through August 31, 2021

  • Recruiting dates TBA

Ranking Candidates on Navigator

Employers who interview during the primary interview period rank their candidates, and students rank employers. If you interview co-op students during the primary interview period, you will use Navigator to submit your rankings online.

Please submit your rankings by 9 p.m. on the final day of the primary interview period.

Once you have conducted interviews, please do not contact your applicants until we have communicated the results of the match to you.

How the Ranking and Matching Process Works

You provide us with your rankings online, according to our advertised deadline (if you miss the deadline, we will inform students that rankings are not available for your position.)

Students rank the positions for which they have been interviewed, according to our advertised deadline.

Employer and student rankings are combined to produce a sum, or total score, for each combination.

Students are matched with employers sequentially, based on total scores and the principle of “low score wins.” Total scores of two are linked, followed by total scores of three, then four, and five, and so on, until all possible combinations have been exhausted. Ties begin to occur at total scores of three, and are broken randomly.

A match at 1-1 occurs when:

Employer #   Student #   Total Score
ABC Corp. ranks Jane Doe 1 + Jane Doe ranks ABC Corp. 1 = 2

 

The lowest possible total score is two. There are no ties at this level, as you have only one first-choice per position, and students may rank only one employer as their first choice.

By ranking a student #1, you are extending an offer of employment to him or her. The student accepts the offer by ranking your position #1, which results in an automatic match.

Once students and employers matched at total scores of two have been eliminated, Navigator links all combinations with total scores of three. Scores of three can result from either of the following combinations:

 

Employer #   Student #   Total Score
Oak Ltd. ranks Lana Yu 1 + Lana Yu ranks Oak Ltd. 2 = 3
Oak Ltd. ranks Eric Smith 2 + Eric Smith ranks Oak Ltd. 1 = 3

 

Ties will be broken randomly by the program.

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