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Learning today; leading tomorrow. 2Co-op 40th Anniversary RESIZED

Hire a Mount student.

We're celebrating 40 years of building relationships with employers like you!

Mount co-op employers have said that they value the contributions co-op students bring to their organizations. They recognize that hiring students is an opportunity to mentor while allowing students to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom.

One employer stated,  "We're definitely pleased with our co-op student. All employers should capitalize on this wonderful opportunity, not only for their organization, but to also prepare students for the working "real" world."

If you'd like to experience the benefits a co-op student can bring to your organization, hire a co-op student for the fall 2019 term. We have co-op students in the areas of Public Relations and Business Administration seeking a fall work term.

About our students: 

Co-op students bring unique skills, a fresh perspective and an eagerness to learn and grow. The majority of public relations and business administration students seeking a fall 2019 work term are fourth year students seeking their third work term.

When considering hiring a student, keep the following in mind:

  • Students are seeking a learning experience from you, our educational partners, and are bright and eager to learn. This partnership provides you with the opportunity to coach and mentor students to grow their experience and develop their confidence.
  • Students may not have on-the-job experience, but they may have gained the experience you are seeking through volunteer opportunities, extra-curricular activities/hobbies and academic work.
  • The Mount co-op and internship programs are committed to supporting employers to build a diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society including women, Aboriginal students, students with disabilities and students from visible minority groups.

Posting a 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 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

The deadline to submit your position to have it posted in the first round of job postings is Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Posting in the first round gives you the opportunity to have your job posting viewed by all available co-op students for fall 2019 and to interview during the first days of interviews.

If you miss the May 8 deadline, we begin ongoing postings starting on Tuesday, May 14. We will continue to post positions as they are received from employers until all students are secured.

Note: Co-op work terms must be a minimum of 13 weeks at 35 hours/week.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for the first round of job postings: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  • First round of jobs posted for students: Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Ongoing postings begin: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Deadline to apply for fall 2019 CEI funding program: Thursday, May 16, 2019
    (NS Employers only)
  • First round of jobs posted will close: Monday, May 27, 2019 at 12 noon
  • First days of interviews: Wednesday, June 5 to Friday, June 7, 2019
  • First day of job offers for interviews held June 5 - 7: Friday, June 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Interview and job offer process:

All interviews arranged Wednesday, June 5 to Friday, June 7 must be held on-campus, or via phone or Skype. Students who receive offers on June 7 will have until end of business day on Monday, June 10 to respond to offers.

Starting Monday, June 10, interviews may be held off campus. Also, starting Monday, June 10 job offers will be extended to students as soon as the Co-op Office receives them. Students will have one business day to make a decision on offers.

 Funding options for employers in Nova Scotia: 

Applications for the Nova Scotia government's Co-operative Education Incentive (CEI) program will be available online beginning Monday, April 15, 2019 with an application deadline of Thursday, May 16, 2019. Please visit the CEI funding program website for more information. The CEI funding program provides private sector, small business and non-profit organizations with 50% reimbursement of a required $15/hour salary minimum.