We take great care to ensure you’re prepared for the transition from school to the world of work. Your first work term builds your self-confidence and shows our corporate partners that Brock University co-op students make an immediate contribution.
We seek to understand the business and industry sectors in which you’ll be working, and to share that knowledge with you through the mandatory Co-op Professional Preparation Course. This non-credit course is led by co-op staff and often features employers from different industries. Please refer to the appropriate University calendar for how to include these workshops into your academic schedule.
The preparation course is a pre-requisite for current co-op students to continue on with their co-op degree program. Topics include job search techniques; effective interviewing; contemporary workplace issues such as ethics and confidentiality; resumé and cover letter writing; successful networking strategies; and transitioning from student to employee.