Learning objectives: – Learn these financial strategies to help reach your goals. – Learn how to manage your money safely. – Use these strategies to create a sound financial budget. – Learn all about how credit works. – Use these tips for staying out of debt. – Learn your banking options so you can make the right choice. – Learn how to manage a checking account. – Learn how to manage a savings account. – Use these tactics to develop and stick to a retirement plan. – Learn the investment options available to you. – Get tips for buying everything from laundry detergent to your dream home. – Use these car-buying tips and strategies when making a purchase. – Get tips and advice so you are prepared when renting a property. – Learn all about the home-buying process, including where to look when searching for a home. – Discover a variety of tips for dealing with financial anxiety. – Learn how to budget so you can more freely search for your dream job. – Use these handy tips for living within your means. – Before you rush out to buy a new wardrobe, understand how much your dream job will cost you. – Test your knowledge of money and personal finances by taking our quiz.
Most frequent questions and answers
Co-operative education is a three-way partnership between the university, students and employers. Students apply their classroom knowledge in a series of four-month work experiences. You, the employer, enhance a student’s education, while reaping the unique benefits of CO-OP employees.
- Year-round access to well-motivated, qualified employees.
- Access to potential full-time staff in a controlled environment, reducing your costs and risks.
- Access to a cost-effective source of temporary employees for peak periods or special projects.
- A say in what students learn by working with the university.
- Promotion of your organization as one that believes in developing the potential of young people.
- Access to a great pool of French-speaking, English-speaking and bilingual students.
Most work terms run at least 15 weeks, or four months. They can be no shorter than 13 weeks. Some master’s students, as well as some science and engineering students, are available for 8 or 12 months’ work terms.
All jobs are reviewed by a CO-OP Program Coordinator, and only those providing students with work experience related to their professional development are approved. Administrative activities involved in a job should be less than 10% of the entire workload.
When you first contact SSC, you are assigned one of our Program Coordinators, depending on your discipline of interest. This person is your main contact in our office. As you move through the recruitment process, you also work with a representative from CO-OP Administrative Services, who assists with job posting and interview scheduling.