Employers and companies will continue to post Summer 2017 co-op jobs through the months of March, April and even May. Wait – isn’t May too late? NO . . . as long as the position starts by the second week of June, it can still meet the requirement of being a minimum of 12 weeks in length (i.e., three months).
(Internship positions – e.g., 8-, 12- and 16-month terms – will be posted throughout the spring and summer months. Most positions will have September start dates; however, an internship can also begin in June, July or August.)
Why do some managers wait until the spring to post their summer jobs? Because of budget reasons. Many companies have budget cycles that run from April to March, or July to June (even October to September). Many managers will not post their co-op openings UNTIL their budgets are confirmed – usually during the spring months.
WHERE DO I FIND THESE POSTINGS?
OSCARplus: Starting on Monday, February 27, click on the BLUE “Search Postings” button in the middle of the Dashboard (the main page). Click on the “Engineering Job Postings” link in the splashbox. DO NOT INCLUDE ANY SEARCH CRITERIA. The postings in this module have already been screened by the University to match your level and degree program. (Translation: If you can see it, you are eligible to apply . . .).
You can also search for “Summer Employment” postings under the “Student Success Centre Job Postings” module – as well as applying directly via company/employer websites and online job boards. READ MORE ON THE ECCS blog at https://eccscoop.wordpress.com/job-search-timelines/.
Questions or concerns about your job search? Please book an appointment with one of the ECCS Career Counsellors. In OSCARplus, click on the “Appointments” module on the left navigation bar, and then select the “Engineering” option.