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Introductory Statement and Form for Business and Economics Co-op Applicants

You will receive a link to the Introductory Statement and Form via email. Complete the statement and form only once.

Before You Begin

We are providing the contents of the form so you know what to expect because the form will time out after one hour of inactivity. To help you prepare, see the example introductory form.

Ensure you are ready to complete the entire form, provide employment history details, and upload your resume. Please do not submit the form more than once.

During the Interview

The interview will last no longer than 15 minutes. You will have an opportunity to verify the information you have entered in the form during your admission interview

Although we require you to submit a resume and complete the introductory form, we will consider only what you tell us during the interview when evaluating your suitability for admission to co-op.

We urge you to answer each question fully during the interview, and to provide examples from your own experience.

Interview Location

Your admission interview will take place as an online video call over Microsoft Teams. You must arrange to have access to the Internet and a device with a webcam and microphone. We will provide a link to information on using Microsoft Teams.

Evaluation Categories

The interviewers will evaluate your strength in each of the following four categories:

  • paid work experience in the last three years
  • volunteer service and extracurricular activities in the last three years
  • academic record in your first year at Laurier
  • performance during the interview

We give equal weight to each category.

Verifying Information

We expect you to present your skills and experience truth fully and factually. We reserve the right to verify information you provided. Any students who have misrepresented themselves will be ineligible for enrolment in the co-op program. We also reserve the right to review your academic status and history with the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics.

Admission Decisions

You will receive an email to your Laurier email address if you are offered admission to co-op.

If you receive an offer of admission, you will receive instructions on how to accept the offer by the deadline. 

For reference: In 2021, we sent the offer of admission to co-op email message at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. The confirmation deadline in 2021 was Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.

Example Introductory Form

I, the Undersigned

  • have read the introductory statement.
  • verify that the information in my resume, to be submitted below, and in the introductory form is accurate and factual.
  • have provided the name and contact information (phone and or email) of my direct supervisor on my resume agree to provide accurate and factual information during my admission interview
  • acknowledge I do NOT have permission to record the co-op admission interview by any means

For international students:

At any point in the last three years, was there a time when you were not eligible to work in Canada?

  • Yes. I was not eligible to work in Canada for a period of time
  • No. I have been eligible to work in Canada the entire time I lived here within the last three years.

Form Format

Provide details about your work experience over the last three years in reverse chronological order (i.e., start with your most recent job and work backwards).

Indicate, when prompted, whether you were paid for each job.

Most Recent Job

Employer:

Job Title:

Dates of Employment (Month Year - Month Year (e.g. May 2022 - Sept. 2022)):

Number of hours worked per week:

Was the work paid (at least minimum wage)? (yes or no):

Previous Job

Employer:

Job Title:

Dates of Employment (Month Year - Month Year (e.g. May 2022 - Sept. 2022)):

Number of hours worked per week:

Was the work paid (at least minimum wage)? (yes or no):

Job Before That, Within Last Three Years

Employer:

Job Title:

Dates of Employment (Month Year - Month Year (e.g. May 2022 - Sept. 2022)):

Number of hours worked per week:

Was the work paid (at least minimum wage)? (yes or no):

Job Before That, Within Last Three Years

Employer:

Job Title:

Dates of Employment (Month Year - Month Year (e.g. May 2022 - Sept. 2022)):

Number of hours worked per week:

Was the work paid (at least minimum wage)? (yes or no):

Any Additional Employment information from the past three years must follow the same format as above.