LEVEL 2+ CO-OP Students: ENG 1EE0 Classes for Fall 2016

Welcome back to McMaster!  If you are a Level 2 co-op student or above (in engineering or computer science), and you need to complete the co-op prep course (ENGINEER 1EE0) in Fall 2016, the following steps need to be completed:

1) You will need to choose a section via your OSCARplus account.  To reserve your seat in one of the 1EE0 sections, log in to your OSCARplus account (https://www.oscarplusmcmaster.ca/); select “Events” on the left navigation bar, and then click on the “Engineering” link.  Search for a section by event type – Eng Co-op Course, or by date.  After reviewing the list of section offerings, sign up for the class that best fits your schedule.

A listing of 1EE0 course sections is also available by clicking on this link.

Why do students also have to sign up via OSCARplus?  Due to the limited number of 1EE0 sections originally scheduled and posted in MOSAIC, ECCS has scheduled additional class dates and times for the co-op prep course.

ADVANTAGE: You do NOT need to sign up for the same section as assigned to you in SOLAR.  Students are welcome to attend another section if it is a more convenient time/date.  (Due to scheduling conflicts, some sections listed in MOSAIC will NOT be offered.)

BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY students: please speak with an ECCS staff member, in JHE A214, about your co-op prep class.

Posted in 1EE0, Co-op News

UPDATE: Companies are still looking to hire interns!

For students who are eligible* to apply for internship opportunities, job postings will continue into the months of July and August. TIP: Some companies will post internship opportunities in OSCARplus, some will post only on their own companies’ websites, and others through online job boardsSee our Job Search Websites page for more details.

ANOTHER TIP: Due to the time of year, some application deadlines will be short (e.g., 2 or 3 days) . . . also, some managers/HR staff will be reviewing resumes AND scheduling interviews before the posted application deadline . . . when you see an internship posting, try and apply as soon as possible.

INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING INTERVIEWS: Use employers’ preferred content and format when writing resumes/cover letters.  See samples and checklists at https://eccscoop.wordpress.com/proper-format-for-resumes-and-cover-letters/.

AND INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING JOB OFFERS: Review interviewing tips and resources at https://eccscoop.wordpress.com/2016/07/21/interviewing-resources/.

*Eligibility criteria for applying for internships: Students who were in Level 3 (four-year programs) OR Level 4 (five-year programs) for the 2015/16 academic year.

Questions about your internship job search?  Book an appointment (either in person or via phone) with an ECCS Career Counsellor or staff member: after logging in to OSCARplus, select “Appointments” on the left navigation bar, and click on “Engineering”.

Posted in Co-op Job Search Tips, Co-op News


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Posted in Career Services Information, Co-op Job Search Tips

CNE Innovation Garage

An exciting new showcase for the latest & greatest consumer products complete with a Pitch Competition and an Innovation Playground where CNE visitors can interact with inventors and their innovations!  More details at http://theex.com/main/entertainment/cne-innovation-garage.



Posted in Conferences

Reminder: JULY 19 DEADLINE: James Dyson Award

The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. The Award is open to current and recent design engineering students. It’s run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson’s charitable trust, as part of its mission to get young people excited about design engineering.

Website: http://www.jamesdysonaward.org/

Posted in Awards

JUNE 21: Online Career and Hiring Fair 2016

More details and registration available from this link.

Posted in Career Fairs, Uncategorized

Can a SUMMER JOB Count as CO-OP?

If you are working this summer, your job may be able to count as a co-op work term by McMaster University.

For a summer job to be recognized as co-op by the University, it will need to meet the following criteria:

1) The job responsibilities have to be related to your degree program
2) It must be a minimum of 12 weeks in length (the start date can be as late as June 8)
3) The work week must be 35 hours or more

We now have an online review process:

1) After logging in to your OSCARplus account, select the “Internships & Co-op” module on the left-hand navigation bar, and please upload the following documents (click on the Upload Engineering Documents tab on the right-hand navigation bar): Job Description, Job Offer Letter, Generic Cover Letter, Generic Resume, Unofficial Transcript.

2) After uploading the five documents listed above, click on the “Create Application Package” and use the documents to create your job offer package.

3) On the top navigation bar, click on the “Search Job Postings” button, and select “Engineering Jobs”.  Search for Job ID 59257 (BEng candidates) or 59255 (BTech candidates).  Click on the “Apply For Position” button, and submit your application package.

Once this has been submitted, an ECCS staff member will review the offer and determine if the position can count as co-op work term.  Additional correspondence will be sent via your McMaster email account.

DEADLINE to submit: Friday, June 17 (this deadline does NOT apply to internships)

For a summer job to be recognized as a co-op work term by McMaster, the documents must be submitted by June 17, at the latest.  Co-op work term information is recorded on the student’s transcripts – and the Registrar’s office will not add this information if it is received after June 17.  The Registrar’s office will not “back-date” the transcript . . .

If a student is working in a job that is called “co-op” by the employer, the company is (most likely) expecting a tax credit.  The summer job will need to be recognized as a co-op term in order for the company to receive a tax credit.  (Again, a summer job will not be “back-dated” – which may affect the company’s eligibility to receive a tax credit . . .)

QUESTIONS?  Please contact us at engcar@mcmaster.ca.

Posted in Co-op News