Work Term

Work Term

Work Term Sequence

The charts below indicate the usual sequence for Bishop’s University co-op students; however, work terms and academic terms may be completed during any semester with consent from the Co-op Office.

Co-op Sequence for 90 Credit (3 year) Students

Fall Start
YearFall: Sept. – Dec.Winter: Jan. – Apr.Summer: May – Aug.
1Academic Term 1Academic Term 2Work Term 1
2Academic Term 3Academic Term 4Work Term 2
3Academic Term 5Academic Term 6Graduation
Winter Start
YearFall: Sept. – Dec.Winter: Jan. – Apr.Summer: May – Aug.
1Academic Term 1
2Academic Term 2Academic Term 3Work Term 1
3Academic Term 4Academic Term 5Work Term 2
4Academic Term 6Graduation

Co-op Sequence for 120 Credit (4 year) Students

Fall Start
YearFall: Sept. – Dec.Winter: Jan. – Apr.Summer: May – Aug.
1Academic Term 1Academic Term 2Work Term 1
2Academic Term 3Academic Term 4Work Term 2
3Academic Term 5Academic Term 6Work Term 3
4Academic Term 7Academic Term 8Graduation
Winter Start
YearFall: Sept. – Dec.Winter: Jan. – Apr.Summer: May – Aug.
1Academic Term 1
2Academic Term 2Academic Term 3Work Term 1
3Academic Term 4Academic Term 5Work Term 2
4Academic Term 6Academic Term 7Work Term 3
5Academic Term 8Graduation

Work Term Evaluations

The passing final grade for the work term will be dependant on the following:

  1. Successfully completing your work term within the organization
  2. Completing a satisfactory work term report
  3. Receiving a satisfactory performance evaluation from the supervisor

The work term report will be reviewed by the Coordinator and a recommendation will be made to the Departmental Chair regarding the final grade (pass or fail). The Departmental Chair will make the final grading and submit the mark.

Over the course of your placement, you will have to submit the following reports:

Work Term Report Guidelines-Blogging (Word document)

Final Evaluation (Word document)

International Work Terms

There are many exciting opportunities for co-op students, including the opportunity to work abroad. If you do not possess a passport or your home country does not have an agreement with your desired work destination, you should speak to the coordinator as soon as possible in order to prepare all relevant paperwork.

The best place to find up-to-date information about getting a work permit or visa (which one to get and how long the process takes) is to go straight to the source which is the local Embassy, or that country’s Consulate.

Project Visa is a great resource to find the nearest Embassy of the country you are interested in.