2019-2020 Co-op Recruiting Timelines

Master of Biotechnology

Co-op 2019-2020 Recruiting Schedule
(Biopharmaceuticals Stream)

EMPLOYER schedule

Phase 1


Job Postings to be submitted to
Internal Relations Manager

Tuesday, August 6th to Friday, September 13th, 2019

Company Information Sessions (Optional) Wednesday, September 11th to Friday, September 13th, 2019
Career Day Friday September 20th, 2019

Student applications forwarded to employers

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Employers to submit interview selections and schedules

By 12pm Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Interview Period

Tuesday October 15th to

Tuesday October 22nd , 2019

Employer Rankings visible to students on IMI Connect

Monday October 22nd, 2019 

Student Rankings due via IMI Connect

Tuesday October 23rd, 2019

Phase 1 matches confirmed to students

Tuesday October 29th, 2019

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 Posting

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

Late October 2019 onwards

Work Term Begins (contract dependent)

Early January 2020