The Faculty of Architecture Cooperative Education / Integrated Work Program Option is designed to complement and enrich our academic programs with work experience. The work term/s will provide students with practical experience, assistance in financing their education, and guidance for future career specialization.
The Co-op/I program is a non-compulsory option for students. Credits earned through the Co-op/I program do not exempt students from any degree requirement and are in addition to the degree requirements of each student’s program.
Admittance to the program does not guarantee a job. Work Placements are dependent on availability. Employers will make the final decision about job offers. Students are not obliged to accept any offer.
2017-2018 is the pilot year of the Co-op/I Option. Procedural details and dates are subject to change.
The Co-op/I option is open to students in good standing in ED3/4 in any discipline and AMP1/2. M1/2 students may participate in EVDS Work Term courses with permission from the Program Coordinator
. All students must be currently enrolled in the Faculty of Architecture and have completed at least 85 credit hours toward a University degree at the time of the job placement. International students are required to obtain a valid Co-op work permit, prior to the start of any work term. The Co-op/I Coordinator is available to assist all students in the application process.
Schedule for Student Participation
November 3, noon – Student Info Session in Centre Space, John A. Russell Building.
November 15 – Application Deadline – interested students should send an application form, resume, letter of interest (max. one page), and portfolio (max. 15 MB) to Corrine.Klekta@umanitoba.ca
November 21 or 24, 10am – Eligible students will be invited to meet for a Group Interview.
December – Acceptance will be confirmed in writing by the Faculty of Architecture Co-op/I Program Coordinator.
January – Accepted students are required to join Career Services Workshops
February – Job opportunities posted for student review.
March 1 – Students may apply for available opportunities. Students are invited to bring opportunities to the attention of the Co-op/I Coordinator, to be reviewed for appropriateness.
March – Students may be invited to interview for a position.
April – Students who are offered a position will accept or decline.
May – Students securing work placements will register for Co-op Work Term 1. This is a one-credit, pass/fail course. Like all courses at the University of Manitoba, a registration fee will apply.
Summer 2018 – Students securing work placements will work for pay for a minimum of 10 weeks. Over the summer the Co-op/I Coordinator will schedule a site visit to meet with the employer at the workplace to discuss the work placement and the student’s performance.
September 15 – Deadline for submitting completed Work Term Report 1. To be submitted to Corrine.Klekta@umanitoba.ca
. (Work Term Report Guidelines will be posted here by May).
Students participating in a Summer 2018 work term may graduate in October 2018; return to complete program requirements in Fall 2018; proceed to graduate studies (if already accepted); or complete a second consecutive work term. Situations will depend on student status and will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
Stay tuned for more information.
QUESTIONS should be directed to Corrine.Klekta@umanitoba.ca
(Co-op/I Coordinator) and Lisa.Landrum@umanitoba.ca
(Co-op/I Academic Liaison).