Intent to Co-op Spring/Summer 1 2013Presentation Transcript
INTENT TO GO ON CO-OP FOR
SUMMER 2/FALL, 2014
College of Science
If you are planning to go on
co-op in Summer 2/Fall, 2014
• You must have completed the Co-op Preparation class
during or before the Spring 2014 semester.
• You must fill out the web form at the end of this
presentation by Friday, January 10th.
• If you are not currently in the Co-op Prep class, you must
schedule a meeting with your Co-op Coordinator to
review your resume. You can do so on the MyNEU
Co-op Job Search Process
• Make sure to update your Academic Profile in NEU
COOL to include any majors that might have jobs that
match your interests (does not have to be limited to
Narrowing your selections
• Clicking on “More Options” on the Job Search
screen will allow you to narrow your options
• Do not apply for a job that requires a car if you
don’t have one, or for an unpaid position if you
need a paid job.
Applying for a job in NEU COOL
• In order to apply for a job, you must mark
“Request to Apply” and “Very Interested.”
• Read each job description carefully, and do not
apply to any jobs for which you are unqualified.
• Some jobs may require a cover letter or other
supplemental material – be sure to include it in
the job’s portfolio.
Co-op Work Study
• Some jobs will state in the job description that they
require you to be qualified for “Co-op Work Study.”
• In order to apply for these jobs, you must provide
your Co-op Coordinator with a form confirming you
are eligible for these funds. You can get this form at
the Student Employment office in 101 Curry
• There are limited funds for Co-op Work Study, so
even if you are eligible to receive these funds you
are not guaranteed a work study job.
New Job Opportunities
• In addition to applying for existing jobs in NEU COOL,
you can work with your Co-op Coordinator to develop
jobs with new employers.
• Speak with your Co-op Coordinator before contacting
a company; he or she can give you informational
materials, look over your cover letter, and let you know
if that company already has a job in NEU COOL.
• If a company already has an existing position in NEU
COOL, you may not contact them individually about
setting up your own co-op.
• You must inform your primary Co-op Faculty Coordinator
if you are planning to do an international co-op
• The International Co-op website offers a set-by-step
guide for setting up your international experience
• There are scholarships available to students pursuing
international co-ops; act early in the semester to be
eligible for these scholarships.
Tips for a Successful Co-op Search
• Keep an open mind about the type of experiences
you are willing to apply for, especially for your first
• Co-op is a competitive process, and employment
is not guaranteed. Be prepared to face some
rejection from employers and to work hard
throughout the semester to secure a position.
• Meet with your Co-op Coordinator often
throughout your search process.
• Respond quickly to phone calls and emails from
your Coordinator and from employers.
Important Interview Information
• An interview can be a great opportunity to find out more
about a company you are unsure about. If you are uncertain
about whether you are interested in a particular position, we
encourage you to interview there.
• If you schedule an interview, you must attend. Failure to
do so will disqualify you from participating in co-op.
• Be sure to put the employer’s phone number and address
in your cell phone before the interview, in case you run into
Accepting a Job
• When offered a job, accept or decline the position within
3 business days.
• Once you have accepted a position, you may not change
your mind and accept another offer.
• Let your Co-op Coordinator know as soon as you have
accepted a job.
• Friday, January 10th– Deadline to declare your intent to go on co-
op by filling out the web form at the end of this presentation.
• Schedule a meeting with your Co-op Coordinator to review your
updated resume. After she or he has approved your final resume
they will be able to clear you to look for jobs in NEU COOL.
• Wednesday, February 26th– Deadline to apply for your first 10 jobs
(no more than 10). You should continue to apply for more jobs after
this initial date.
• You may begin to apply to more positions after Spring Break, as
often as you like. Be sure to let your Coordinator know when you
do. Employers will respond at their own discretion after they receive
To officially declare your intent to go on Co-op in
Summer 2/Fall, 2014, fill out the following web form:
Sign-up for Summer 2/Fall 2014 Co-op
After you have filled out the web form, make an
appointment with your Co-op Coordinator to get
cleared to search for jobs in NEUCOOL