FAQs for Employers

1. Which TSOM programs offer co-op and what are the co-op terms?

Student availability varies from program to program. Please review the following programs and their co-op terms:

2. Why become a TSOM co-op partner?

We constantly reach out to industry-leading companies such as yours to expand our network of co-op partners. These partnerships ensure that students get the most out of their studies through gaining real workplace experience.

3. What are the benefits of partnering with TSoM?
  • Our students are taught by experienced industry leaders to ensure that our programs are high quality and current. In addition, our faculty uses cutting-edge technologies to facilitate learning for our students.
  • We provide our students with plenty of volunteering opportunities that can be utilized during their Co-op placement
  • Our teaching goes beyond conventional lecturing and presentations
  • TSoM students learn through interactive simulations and we regularly invite industry leaders to talk to and inspire our students
  • Due to our diverse student population, partners can take advantage of potential employees who often speak two/three languages
  • We make the process of hiring our students and graduates easy. We will answer any of your questions or inquires in a timely and professional manner.
4. What are my responsibilities as a co-op employer?

As a valued partner in the co-operative education program, employers are responsible for:

  • Following the provincial or territorial Employment Standards Act and Workplace Health and Safety standards for your specific province or territory
  • Provide work that is relevant to the co-op student’s academic program
  • Provide supervision/training and set expectations for the work term regarding responsibilities, duties and priorities
  • Provide feedback to the student’s co-op advisor mid-way through the work term regarding their performance and progress to-date
  • Complete an evaluation of the student’s performance at the end of the work term prior to submission to Toronto School of Management for grading
5. What support can I get from TSoM?
  • TSoM Career Services oversees all placements and assists students and employers. 
  • We prepare all candidates with pre-employment workshops
  • Employers select candidates via a competitive interview basis
  • Employers are under no obligation to accept any candidates interviewed
  • We consult employers in monitoring and evaluation procedures
6. Do I have to pay co-op students?

While you are not obligated to pay, many employers choose to provide at least a modest honorarium or offer to assist students with their work to home travel expenses.

7. Will TSoM monitor the students during their placement?

Approximately mid-way through the work term, a Career Services coordinator will be in contact with you or your student to arrange a site visit or email check-in. This is an opportunity to discuss students’ progress and provide feedback on their performance.

For more information, please contact CareerServices@TorontoSoM.ca.