Job Search

Finding a great work term starts with the job board 

Our services will help you in your search to find and secure a paid job that will be the beginning of a rewarding and successful career. The Co-op staff are working hard to recruit positions for you!

The earlier you start preparing, the better your chances of finding the job you want.  The job search should start 6 months prior to when you want to go on a work term. For example, if you want to work in the summer, you would need to start looking for jobs by October or November. For some accounting co-op roles, summer co-op opportunities are advertised in early September. 

Aside from the approved positions posted through the office and the careers links on the students resource page, you can also target companies that are of interest. The co-op office could help to make the connection. Please note jobs must be paid a minimum of  $15.00/hr.

Job Competition Process
The StFX Co-op Staff will review all co-op opportunities before posting to students. The Co-op Staff will review the job title, duties, qualifications, rate of pay, and hours per week. Once approved, the Co-op Office will advertise the position to co-op students. Each co-op advertisement will tell students how and when to apply. Late applications will not be accepted unless directed by the employer.

The StFX Co-op Program uses a continuous placement process as we post co-op positions as they arrive. Interviews take place in accordance to the employer’s schedule.The StFX Co-op Program does not have the employers rank students and does not have a set deadline of when co-op positions need to be posted.

Employers will contact the Co-op Office with the student(s) they are interested in hiring. The Co-op Staff in turns contacts the Co-op student of the offer.  Students have 48 hours to accept or reject an employer’s offer. If the position is accepted, students cannot accept any other interviews for that specific work term.  The Co-op Staff will notify an employer of the student’s acceptance or rejection

Job Search Process
Students obtain Co-op roles through the advertised positions on the Co-op Job Board and/or through self-directed job search facilitated by Co-op staff when a student’s geographic location desired for work term does not match any positions available on the job board. Students are provided with job search strategy assistance from structured professional development seminars and through on and off campus employer networking opportunities and career coaching.


Disclaimer: The StFX Co-operative Education Program does not guarantee students work placements or employers successful applicants.