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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Job Search Assistance

The Co-op and Internship program works in partnership with the Ontario Tech Career Centre to help all students prepare for employment opportunities.  One on one and virtual appointments and workshops are presented to assist with cover letter and resume creation and behavioral interview skill improvement.

Office Hours: Appointments available to book on the student life portal or drop in anytime from Monday to Friday from 8:30am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-4:30pm.

Or, to further discuss program details and employers you would like to target, you can book a 1-on-1 appointment with Anne Coulby:

Anne Coulby
Co-op and Internship Officer
Tel: 905.721.8668 x5702


Helpful tips and resources to land a co-op/internship

  • Resume and Cover Letter
    • The key to getting a co-op/internship interview is a professional resume and cover letter.
    • Your resume and cover letter should be tailored to each individual job that you are applying for based on the details in the job ad.
    • You can book a one-on-one Resume and Cover Letter appointment either in person or virtually through the Student Life Portal. (
  • Job Fairs and Employer Information Sessions
    • Every October, Ontario Tech Engineering has an extremely unique job fair called the “Reverse Career Fair”. This job fair is only for approved engineering students and is different from a regular job fair in that you are the one with the table and display and employers come talk to you!
    • In February, Ontario Tech also hosts a general Job fair that will include companies looking for engineering students.
    • Employers will often come to campus for directed information sessions.  More information on these can be found under the ‘Events and Workshops’ tab on the Student Life Portal. (
  • Job Search
    • Job searching and applying for 12-16 month internships takes place in October –December for May starts.
    • Job searching for summer co-op positions take place from January – April for May starts.
    • Come talk to us in the Engineering Co-Op and Internship Office (ACE 2010) to discuss what companies you are interested in pursuing – we can help!
    • Apart from the jobs posted on our job portal, you are highly recommended to find your own opportunities through job search portals such as
  • Mock Interview
    • Your resume and cover letter get you to the interview, but it is how you handle the interview that lands you the job!
    • After your applications have been submitted, you are encouraged to book a mock interview with the Career Centre to help you prepare.
    • You can book a one-on-one Mock Interview appointment either in person or virtually through the Student Life Portal. (
  • Job Interview
    • Prepare for the job interview by reviewing the job posting as well as the resume and cover letter that you submitted in your application beforehand.
    • Interviews can take place on the phone, online, or in person.
    • Dress to impress for your interview.
    • Use the skills and tips that you learned from your mock interview to rock your job interview!
  • Job Offer
    • Congratulations on receiving a job offer!
    • If you require any assistance in navigating multiple job offers, or negotiating terms of your job offer, please come see us in the Engineering Co-Op and Internship Office (ACE 2010) for support.
    • Once you accept one job offer, you cannot decline it to pick another one at a later date.  This would be unprofessional.
    • Submit your signed job offer to us so we can enter all of the details on your record in the portal and provide the tax credit letter to your employer.
    • You will register in the Co-Op/Internship course and pay the fee for every term that you are out working.

  • You are not limited to applying to just the jobs on our portal!
  • If you have a new company that you are interested in, we can help by reaching out to that employer and developing a relationship with them by letting them know what our program and students have to offer them!
  • This can lead to jobs being offered for Ontario Tech Engineering students.
  • We can help you negotiate terms of your contract including salary or accommodations required.
  • Our office conducts site visits (in person, or on the phone/via email when in person is not possible) to ensure that you are enjoying your placement and learning valuable skills.
  • If you ever have any questions or concerns during your placement, do not hesitate to call us or email at
  • The Engineering Co-Op and Internship Portal keeps track of all of your records, applications, interviews, and job offers.
  • Our team also supports employers in the recruitment process by posting jobs, scheduling interviews, booking rooms, making offers, and providing the Tax Credit Letters to employers.
  • The Engineering Co-Op and Internship Office is also responsible for ensuring successful registration in the program and the coordination of getting your reports graded by Faculty members.
  • The portal also stores all of your evaluation documents so that you can access them at any point in the future, even after graduation.