Benefits & Responsibilities

Student Benefits

Engineering Co-op/IIP is much more than a short-term job placement solution. Cooperative education provides students with the opportunity to:

  • Develop crucial technical and employability skills.
  • Earn money to supplement education costs. All Co-op/IIP students are provided with a competitive compensation plan.
  • Build a resume / portfolio. Each work term allows students to expand their resume to include new skills developed during real work experience.
  • Explore career options and define long-term goals.
  • Gain confidence in their abilities and identify areas that are in need of further development.
  • Develop and maintain important industry contacts.
  • Maintain student status with the faculty and U of M during extended 12 or 16 month work placements
  • Assistance in completing Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba reports for EIT credit.
  • Begin earning EIT credit after successfully completing 58 degree credit hours.
  • Receive the Co-op/IIP option on your degree parchment.
  • Travel to other parts of the country or world.

Student Responsibilities

Participation in the Co-op /IIPis a privilege. Students who are accepted into the program are required to:

  • • Ensure that all academic requirements are being met.
  • • Adhere to all Co-op/IIP guidelines and deadlines.
  • Represent Engineering Co-op/IIP in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Follow all employer policies and procedures.
  • Attend all mandatory Co-op/IIP meetings and interviews.
  • Ensure that resumes and cover letters are professional in appearance and effective as marketing tools.
  • Pay for all work term and course fees.
  • Apply for an appropriate number of jobs.
  • Arrange for work permits (international students).
  • Submit all required Co-op/IIP forms.
  • Check your U of M email account regularly for information and updates.
  • Adhere to all Co-op/IIP guidelines and deadlines.