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How to Apply

  1. Create an account in Career Connections - Watch a video tutorial here.
  2. Log in to your new Career Connections account
  3. Once your account is active, you will have access to Co-op Education, which can be found under My Account on the left sidebar. 
  4. Please complete the online co-op application. All fields are mandatory and must be completed. You will be required to upload a copy of your unofficial transcripts and a draft resume. Post Bacc. students must also upload a copy of their transcripts from their previous institution.
  5. Submit your application for review. If your application is approved, you will receive an email. Or your application may be returned to you if you are required to submit further information.

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What's included in the application

A letter of application (400 words max) which outlines your:

  • Career goals, learning objectives and how a Co-op work term will further your career
  • Experience, both volunteer and paid
  • Background, relevant to your program area (eg. business, geography, geology, computing, etc)
  • Commitment to completing the Co-op program, if accepted

A copy of your current resumé including the names of three references. A copy of your TRU transcript (an unofficial copy from myTRU is acceptable).

  • If you transferred credits from another institution, include this transcript.
  • First-year BNRS students must also submit a copy of their high school transcript.

Copies of any other supporting documents you consider relevant to your application, such as letters of reference, and awards and scholarship letters.


International students

International students transferring to TRU from outside of Canada who are attending post-secondary education for the first time (i.e. no previous post-secondary education in their home country) are required to complete a minimum of two academic years at TRU before they are eligible to apply for their first Co-op work term.

International students transferring to TRU from another post-secondary institute are required to complete a minimum of two academic semesters at TRU before they are eligible to apply for their first Co-op work term.

This allows students time to adjust to their studies, community and culture. International students work-term success rate increases when given the time to adjust.

To accommodate our International students, Career and Experiential Learning now offers the required pre-work term COOP 1000 course sections in the fall, winter and summer semesters.

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