International Co-op Readiness Checklist

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					                                           International Co-op Readiness Checklist
                                                                    SFU International Co-op
                                                                          TEL: 778.782.5649
                                                                         FAX: 778.782.5496

                                                          Job # _____________________

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
                                                                                 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
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


 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

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

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