"International Co-op Readiness Checklist"
International Co-op Readiness Checklist Pre-departure SFU International Co-op TEL: 778.782.5649 FAX: 778.782.5496 Job # _____________________ Employer_____________________ Location_____________________ International Co-op requires a high degree of flexibility and commitment from candidates wishing to experience Co-op outside of Canada. In order for Co-operative Education at Simon Fraser University to fully support and represent you, we need to be assured of your full commitment to this endeavor, from the initial point of job application through to the beginning and completion of an international Co-op placement. Please carefully review the following checklist. Take your time and discuss any concerns you may have with your Coordinator, family, and significant others before signing it. By signing the document, you are entering into an international job search and are expected to fulfill your obligation to carry through with the Co-op process to its full development. If at any point in this checklist you feel you cannot meet the criteria, you may wish to reconsider your suitability for International Co-op. Please feel welcome to discuss concerns with your Co-op Coordinator. If you have any concerns regarding this document, they must be brought up before you submit a signed copy of this checklist. Yes No Have you discussed the full ramifications of working outside of Canada with your parents/ guardians/ significant other and reached an agreement to follow through should an international opportunity become available? If applicable, do you have your parents’/guardians’ permission to apply for jobs and work outside of Canada? If applicable, have you considered how an International Co-op will affect your living situation/ tenancy/ rental agreement here in Canada and have you made plans to handle this? Does an International Co-op opportunity fit with your academic plan? Have you given consideration to how this placement will affect you financially and do you feel comfortable with this factor? Have you checked with the respective departments on scholarships, loans, etc. may be affected during your absence? Have you considered how an International Co-op will affect you other opportunities and have you planned to accommodate this? Are you available for the Co-op work term for which you are currently applying, regardless of other potential opportunities? Simon Fraser University 1 International Co-operative Education Program 2007-07 Yes No Have you given consideration to any personal health concerns and how you will deal with them in an international context? Do you have any personal commitments (eg. Wedding) during this search and placement time frame which would preclude your full time participation? If yes, what are they? Are there any outstanding concerns regarding an International Co-op placement that might preclude your full participation in the work search and term? If yes, what are they? If you sign below you are indicating that all of these criteria have been carefully considered. Declaration Having made these considerations, I fully agree to follow through with the job application and interview process and will accept a job for which I have applied and interviewed. If I have any concerns about a position or my interest in accepting a position changes following an interview I will discuss this with a Co-op Coordinator in my home program immediately. I understand that my withdrawal from an international opportunity once an offer has been made by an employer may jeopardize my standing with the Co-op Program. ______________________________________________ Name (please print) _______________________________________________ __________________ Signature Date ______________________ ________________________ Student number Co-op Program ______________________ ________________________ Phone number Email Address Simon Fraser University 2 International Co-operative Education Program 2007-07