Hire a Mount Co-op Student
Mount co-op students are ambitious young professionals who are eager to contribute to your team. Hiring a student gives you the chance to shape careers and provide valuable mentorship to young talent. It also creates a pipeline for future employment opportunities in your organization.
The Mount’s co-op program allows you to hire 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, and bringing fresh perspectives to your workplace.
The Mount has a co-op component in the following programs: business administration, public relations and tourism & hospitality management. Please visit the winter 2022 employer recruitment page for more information.
Co-op Position Requirements
Each co-op position must meet the following requirements in order to post with us:
1. The position must guarantee a minimum of 13 consecutive weeks of work
2. The position must be a minimum of 35 hours per week
3. The position must be paid
Posting a Co-op Position
To post a co-op position with the Mount, log in to our co-op portal, Career Connects. Career Connects allows you to submit job postings, review applications, arrange interviews and submit rankings 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. If you forget your password, learn how to reset it on page 3 of the Career Connects Employer User Guide.
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:
January – April
May – August
September – December
|Postings released to students
(postings are released when
received after this date)
|Monday, Sept 13||Wednesday, January 12||Monday, May 16|
|First day of interviews
||Wednesday, Oct 6||Wednesday, Feb 2||Wednesday, June 8|
|Job offers begin||Friday, Oct 8||Friday, Feb 4||Friday, June 10|
|Suggested work term dates||Jan 3 – Apr 29||May 2 – Aug 26||Aug 30 – Dec 17|
|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.|
“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.