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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.


Post a Job

Please send a job description by email to lauriercoop@wlu.ca, or to your co-op coordinator.

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

We encourage you to have students work remotely during the pandemic. If you require students to work on site, please let us know about how you protect the health of your employees.

Recruiting Dates

The recruiting dates below are subject to change.

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

Recruiting has ended for the Spring 2021 work term.

Students will be available from the programs below for the Spring 2022 work term.

Four-month work terms, May through August:

Programs available for four months
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Business and Computing
  • Business and Financial Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Master of Arts in Business Economics
  • Master of Arts in Communication Studies
  • Science

Eight-month work terms, May through December:

  • Business
  • Master of Arts in Business Economics 
  • Water Science and Environmental Health

Available for 12 or 16 months:

  • Professional Experience Program in Computer Science
  • User Experience Design

Fall 2021 Work Term, September 1 through December 24, 2021.

Continuous employment period for Fall 2021.

  • We will continue to post jobs until all students are employed for fall.
  • We will arrange interviews for any business day.
  • During the continuous employment period, we will extend job offers to students, unless you prefer to do so.

Students from the programs below seek work for the fall term.

Available four months, September through December:

  • Business
  • Business and Computer Science
  • Business and Financial Mathematics
  • Business and Mathematics
  • Business Technology Management
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Finance

Available for eight months, September through April:

  • Business
  • Business Technology Management

Available for 12 months, September through August

  • Professional Experience Program in Computer Science
  • User Experience Design

 

 

Winter 2022 work term, January 3 through April 29, 2022.

Beginning in September 2021, employers may recruit co-op students for work terms beginning in January 2022. 

Primary recruiting period for Winter 2022:

  • We will begin posting jobs on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 and will continue to accept job postings until Monday, September 27, 2021.
  • We will schedule interviews to take place by phone or videoconference from Wednesday, September 29 through Thursday, October 7.
  • Please enter your rankings of students on Navigator by 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 7.
  • We will let you know the results of the match in the afternoon on Wednesday, October 13.
Continuous employment period for Winter 2022:
  • We will begin posting jobs again on Thursday, October 14.
  • During the continuous employment period, you may interview students any business day.

Available for four months, January through April:

  • Business
  • Business and Computer Science
  • Business and Financial Mathematics
  • Business and Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Finance

Available for eight months, January through August:

  • Water Science and Environmental Health

Recruiting Process

Once you have sent a job description, we will post the job on the Navigator database.

We will send you instructions on viewing applications.

You will select candidates to interview.

Once you have chosen your candidates, let us know the date, start time and length of the interviews. 

During the pandemic, all interviews take place by phone or video conference.

We will arrange the interviews and send you a schedule.

Please give us three days' notice, when 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

If you interview during the primary recruiting period, you will need to rank students; please scroll down to "Ranking Candidates".

During the continuous employment period, you may interview any business day.

We accept job postings and arrange interviews until all students have found employment.

Continuous Employment Period

After we have shared the results of the match with you and the students, we enter the continuous employment period.

We can arrange interviews any business day during this period. During the pandemic, all interviews take place by phone or video conference.

If you prefer to arrange interviews yourself, please let us know the details so we don't schedule students for other interviews at the same time. 

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

We accept job postings and arrange interviews until all students have found employment.

Primary Recruiting Period

During the primary recruiting period, the Co-op Office will schedule all your interviews. All interviews currently take place by phone or video conference.

You will rank the students you interviewed, and they will rank you. By ranking students, you agree to hire the one with whom you are "matched."

Please do not communicate directly with students you have interviewed during the primary recruiting period until after we have told you the results of the matching and ranking process. 

Ranking Candidates on Navigator (Primary Recruiting Period)

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 candidates 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.

By ranking a student, you are extending the student an offer of employment, if you are matched. The student accepts the offer by ranking your position.

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.

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.

If you rank a student #1 and they rank you #1, you are automatically matched at a score of two. A match at 1-1 occurs when:

Example of employer rankings.
Employer #   Student #   Score
ABC Corp. ranks Jane Doe 1 + Jane Doe ranks ABC Corp. 1 = 2


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:

Example of employer rankings.
Employer #   Student #   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

The program breaks ties randomly.

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