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Welcome to ECCS!

The Engineering Co-op & Career Services team are available to help with all of your career and recruitment needs.

 

Overview

Did you know …

98%                     Of our employers would hire a McMaster Engineering co-op student again

44,000                 Student applications were submitted on our co-op job portal in 2018/2019

$25,536,453       The total wages earned by Engineering co-op students in 2018/2019

3,297                   One-to-one student career development appointments with our staff
                               in 2018/2019

General Inquiries

Engineering Co-op & Career Services is currently working remotely during COVID-19.

If you have a question related to co-op and career support, feel free to contact one of the email addresses below.

Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

(Temporarily Closed) Office Location: JHE H301 (3rd floor of Gerald Hatch Experiential Centre)

T: 905-525-9140 x22571

E: engcar@mcmaster.ca  (students); engcoop@mcmaster.ca (employers)

Directions to McMaster University; Campus Map

Meet the Team

Front-Line Support

Student Support

Employer Development & Student Support

Meet the Co-op Ambassadors

Co-op Ambassadors are engineering co-op students who work with ECCS to help expand the co-op program, support the students in our Fireball Family, and engage with our employer partners.

See below for more information about the ambassador program.

Lead Ambassadors

Josh Lawrence

Lead Ambassador 1

Julee Minniti

Lead Ambassador 2

Program Ambassadors

CJ (Charanjit) Chaunkaria

BTech - Automation Engineering Technology

Jordan Di Pietro

BTech -- Automotive and Vehicle Engineering Technology

Harsh Patel

BTech - Biotechnology

Gurkeerat Gill

BTech - Gentech Representative

Tracy (Tu Uyen) Huynh

Chemical Engineering

Rania Murshed

Civil Engineering

Alex (Alexander) Austin

Computer Engineering

Shervin Manzuri Shalmani

Computer Science

Fuad Ali

Electrical Engineering

Desmond Kennedy

Engineering Physics

Maddison Konway

Materials Engineering

Leisha Fernando

Mechanical Engineering

Colleen Lam

Mechatronics Engineering

Jason (Jiakun) Li

Software Engineering

Prakhar Garg

Graduate (Computer Engineering)

The ECCS Co-op Ambassador Program

The Co-op Ambassador Program was created in 2019 to help support ECCS in their efforts to expand the co-op program and continuously improve the relationship between ECCS and the fireball family!

Ambassadors will be present at the majority of ECCS events where they will be available to talk to and support students with their co-op and career goals. They will also have the opportunity to engage with our employer partners and professionally represent their program and peers to them. Finally, they will be engaging on social media to help spread word about ECCS events and resources that will be useful to their peers. Over the course of the academic year they will have the chance to enhance their professional development with core skills such as leadership, communication and teamwork, while building a sense of community amongst their peers.

Each year we recruit Co-op Ambassador Leaders and Co-op Ambassadors from each of the engineering programs.

Co-op Ambassador Mission Statement

  1. To connect with students in your program and market ECCS services to help increase engagement
  2. To share your knowledge and experience of the entire co-op process and workplace experience in order to improve the employability and positive experiences of other students.
  3. To professionally represent ECCS and McMaster University to key stakeholders, including current and incoming students, student families, university staff, and employers.

COVID-19

Our services are still fully available to you.

We are no longer available in-person in the Hatch Centre but we're still available virtually. Please check Oscarplus for over 200 available career appointments, career events and weekly webinars. Co-op interviews will continue and will be scheduled remotely. Please contact our team

For general information on how COVID-19 is impacting the University, please visit covid19.mcmaster.ca .

Co-op Work Terms

Domestic Work Terms – Within Canada

All co-op work terms that allow students to work within Canada will be approved provided that they meet the co-op work term requirements. If you're searching for a Fall 2020 co-op job, the last day to start work to receive co-op credit is November 2, 2020, for an 8-week work term.

International Co-op Work Terms – As of October 14, 2020

All international co-op work terms that allow students to work remotely from within Canada will be approved, provided that they meet the co-op work term requirements. If you're searching for a Fall 2020 co-op job, the last day to start work to receive co-op credit is November 2, 2020, for an 8-week work term.

Co-op Work Terms Outside of Canada

The Global Affairs Canada Level 3 (L3) advisory covers all travel restrictions as outlined in the McMaster University Risk Management Manual Program:  Field Trips, Student Placements and Research Activity Planning and Approval Program. This policy restricts students from travel to an L3/L4 country. Such trips can still not be permitted until the federal government lowers the risk level.

We are not in a position to approve any international co-op work term for the Fall 2020 term, which requires students to travel to locations outside of Canada until the University lifts the ban on international travel. Should the University lift this ban during the Fall 2020 term, we will communicate directly to students and employers, indicating whether the minimum co-op requirements can still be completed.

The Faculty of Engineering may recognize international coop experiences for Fall 2020, for students currently residing abroad who cannot travel back to Canada for the September 8, 2020 start of term. Co-op work term credit may be considered for your work term abroad; this applies to all individuals, regardless of citizenship. Students will be required to submit a Petition for Special Consideration – International Co-op Work Term Approval – Risk Management & Assessment on Oscarplus Forms. Each international co-op work term will be assessed on a case-by-case basis to ensure our students' health and safety and meet all academic requirements.

All policies will be reviewed and altered as required as new information and instructions are received from Public Health, IRCC, and provincial and federal governments.

 How to Request Consideration for Approval of an International Co-op Work Term

Complete the Petition for Special Consideration – International Co-op Work Term Approval – Risk Management & Assessment. Located under Oscarplus Forms

 Students will be notified within 2-3 business days if their co-op work term has been approved, denied, or further consideration is required.

Our Services

The Engineering Co-op & Career Services Office helps undergraduate and graduate students find valuable engineering work experiences before they graduate. We also connect with employers and faculty and build relationships that help get McMaster students hired.

Services for Students

From helping you develop your resume and cover letter to giving you tips on how to ace an interview to posting job opportunities and much more, we do everything we can to help you find and secure a co-op job. For more information on our services, see Why Co-op? 

Services for Employers

We can connect you with students as well as post your jobs and help arrange your interviews. For more information on all that we offer, see

Services for Faculty

We will help you connect with employer and community partners, arrange classroom participation talks and guest speakers, and provide research partner support.

Events & News

Things are still going on - virtually! Check out our ECCS events on OSCARplus.

Employer/Industry of the Week Events

Aecon Booth in the Virtual Lobby

November 2, 2020, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Aecon Booth in the Virtual Lobby

Virtual Happy Hour with Aecon

November 5, 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Virtual Happy Hour with Aecon

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Co-op & Career Events

Geotab Talent Talks (Virtual)

October 26, 2020, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Geotab Talent Talks (Virtual)

Interviewing 101 Workshop (Virtual)

October 27, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Interviewing 101 Workshop (Virtual)

Networking @ Virtual Events Workshop

October 29, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Networking @ Virtual Events Workshop

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