The main goal of the co-op office is to help to create positive experience for the student and the employer. The co-op coordinator will be working with you and the student to ensure that this goal is being met.
During the co-op work term
- Goal setting and personal learning plan: To maximize the outcome from the co-op placement, students and employers are encouraged to set goals for the student while allowing the student to develop learning objectives which are to be met during the co-op work term. Frequent meetings with the supervisor will help the student to assess the progress being made.
- Workterm reports: It is required that the student keeps a detailed daily engineering logbook which is used to complete the EIT logbook and progress report. The student, upon graduation, can then submit the EIT logbook and progress report to the respective Professional Engineering Association for evaluation towards the EIT pre-graduation experience.
Towards the end of the co-op work term
- Employer evaluation of the student: You are asked to complete the Employer Evaluation of the Student's Work Term Performance. Plan to discuss this evaluation with the student. This will aid the student in the professional development process. Students will update their work term records (WTR) with their supervisors information, once they recieve it. The mid-term and final term evaluation will be emailed to the supervisor, and then directly uploaded to the students WTR.
- Logbook and progress report: The students will have at this point in time completed their logbooks (APEGNB MIT/EIT Logbook template) and progress reports (APEGNB MIT/EIT Progress Report template). An example of a well-written logbook and progress report can be found here. The students are encouraged to highlight their work experiences in the following five categories:
- Practical Experience
- Application of Theory
- Communication Skills
- Social Implications