Hire a Mount Co-op Student

MSVU 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.

MSVU’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.

MSVU has a co-op component in the following programs: business administration, public relations and tourism & hospitality management.

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 MSVU, 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:

Winter 2024
January – April
Spring/Summer 2024
May – August
Fall 2024
September – December
Postings released to students
(postings are released when
received after this date)
Monday, Sept 11 Monday, January 15 Monday, May 13
First day of interviews
Wednesday, Oct 4 Wednesday, Feb 7 Wednesday, June 5
Job offers begin Friday, Oct 6 Friday, Feb 9 Friday, June 7
Suggested work term dates Jan 2 – Apr 26 May 6 – Aug 23 Sep 3- Dec 20
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.

Employer Testimonials

“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.