Learning today; leading tomorrow
Hire a Mount Co-op Student

Participating in the Mount Co-op program provides you with skilled and highly motivated employees on a short-term basis at student salaries. It’s the perfect solution for completing those hard-to-get-to projects. The co-op program includes: business administration, public relations and tourism & hospitality management. Please visit the fall 2021 employer recruitment page for more information.

Mount co-op students have a desire to be contributing members of your team. Students are enthusiastic, motivated and committed. Co-op students will bring new ideas and a fresh perspective to your workplace. It is an excellent recruitment strategy for identifying talent early on in a student’s academic career.

To Post a Co-op Position

Please login to the Mount co-op portal, Career Connects. Career Connects allows you to submit a job posting, review your application package when the position closes, submit an interview shortlist and rank students following interviews. You can view the Career Connects Employer User Guide for more information.

If you are a returning employer please login to Career Connects using your email address. Forgot your password? No problem, you can find out how to reset your password here.

New employers can create a Career Connects account by following these steps:

1. Go to Career Connects

2. Click on “Login Now”

3. Click on “Employer”

4. Click on “Click Here to Register”

5. Fill in the online registration form

Important Recruitment Dates

Here are important recruitment dates for the upcoming terms:

Fall 2021
September – December
Winter 2022
January – April
Spring/Summer 2022
May – August
Postings released to students
(postings are released when
received after this date)
Monday, May 17 Monday, Sept 13 Monday, Jan 10
First day of interviews
Wednesday, June 9 Wednesday, Oct 6 Wednesday, Feb 2
Job offers begin Friday, June 11 Friday, Oct 8 Friday, Feb 4
Suggested work term dates Aug 30 – Dec 17 Jan 3 – Apr 29 May 2 – Aug 26
Please note: Tourism & Hospitality Management co-op students can work from May to August or mid-May to mid-October to align with the tourism season.

What employers are saying

“Public Services and Procurement Canada has been hiring co-op students from Mount Saint Vincent University’s Public Relations program for nearly 20 years, and they have become vital to the success of our department’s communications efforts in Atlantic Canada. As young professionals, co-op students bring with them new skills, an eagerness to learn and a dynamic energy to the public service. Graduates from MSVU’s Public Relations program have gone on to have distinguished careers within our department and the Government of Canada in general, and we are proud to have given more than a few of them their start as co-op students.” ~ Aaron Bower, A/Regional Manager of Communications, Public Services and Procurement Canada, Atlantic Region

“The Bachelor of Public Relations (Co-operative Education) degree program at Mount Saint Vincent University consistently produces the highest-quality students that I have had the good fortune to work with. I have hired three students from the program, and all have been mature, bright and well-rounded individuals who contributed volumes to our organization in the short time they were there. I am still in touch with all of them, and they have all gone on to do great things. If I need a co-op student, the Mount is always my first destination, despite the distance from Toronto.” ~ Brent Carey, Director, Communications, Mattamy Corporation

“Thank you very much for all of your help! The hiring process went so smoothly; it was a really great experience!” ~ Amy Howlett , Human Resources Advisor (Talent and Development), Johnson, Inc.

Other comments:

“Very professional staff and quality students.”

“Definitely pleased with our co-op student. Great program! All employers should capitalize on this wonderful opportunity, not only for their business/organization, but in also preparing students for the working “real” world.”