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:
- Diploma in Business Administration Co-op
- Diploma in Business Management Co-op
- Diploma in Digital Marketing Specialist Co-op
- Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management Co-op
- Diploma in Fundamentals of Hospitality and Tourism Co-op
- Advanced Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management Co-op
- Diploma in Data Analytics Co-op
- Diploma in Cybersecurity Specialist Co-op
- Certificate in Business Essentials Co-op
- Certificate in Customer Service Excellence Co-op
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.