2018-19 Co-op Recruiting Timelines

Master of Biotechnology

Co-op 2018-19 Recruiting Schedule

EMPLOYER schedule

Phase 1


Job Postings to be submitted to
Placement & Employer Relations Officer

August 4th to September 7th, 2018

Company Information Sessions  September 4th to 12th, 2018
Career Day Friday September 14th, 2018

Student applications forwarded to employers

Thursday September 20th, 2018

Employers to submit interview selections and schedules

By Wednesday 12pm October 3rd, 2018

Interview Period

Tuesday October 9th to

Tuesday October 16th , 2018

Employer Rankings visible to students on IMI Connect

Monday October 22nd, 2018 

Student Rankings due via IMI Connect

Wednesday October 24th, 2018

Phase 1 matches confirmed to students

Tuesday October 30th, 2018

Rank & Match

The Rank/Match system will be used during Phase 1 of the recruitment cycle for January start date terms.  The process follows as such:

  • After interviewing your selected candidates, employers will submit student offer and rankings to the MBiotech program.  Employer rankings are from 1-5 with “1” being the student they want as their first choice for the position
  • Employer rankings should be submitted preferably by the end of the interview day
  • To maintain the integrity of the matching process, employers are asked not to discuss ranking decisions with the candidates or make direct job offers before the rank and match results are made available
  • Employer rankings gets input into IMI Connect system by MBiotech staff
  • Students who have been ranked will have access to view their rankings online.  They will be able to see online “Ranked or Not Ranked”
  • Students will have 24hrs to input their own rankings for these positions into IMI Connect as #1, #2 #3
  • On the Rank/Match day, all direct matches are made first #1 employer choice with #1 student choice and then the #2 to #5 rankings will be matched
  • Not all students are matched during this cycle.  There are no deadlines in the continuous cycle that follows the Rank & Match process
  • Phase 2 is less structured and employers can submit job postings at any time and interviews and offers will follow on a continuous basis

Phase 2 – Continuous Postings

  • Continuous round starts
  • Employers to post job descriptions, interview students, and extend offers
  • No specific deadlines

Thursday November 1st , 2018 onwards

Work Term Begins

Wednesday January 2nd , 2019