Upcoming Referrals

After preparation and the required meetings, it begins: the job search. The Co-op Faculty will email (“refer”) your resume to any jobs that you sign up for in the My NEU COOL database, as long as you complete all necessary co-op preparation steps. Deadlines and referral dates are listed below.

How the referral process works:

• Each semester, the referral cycle will “kick off” with the Co-Opportunities Expo.

• Shortly afterward, students who have been cleared may begin signing up for the Primary Referral. We will send out those resumes on the dates listed below.

• Employers will have approximately 2 weeks after the Primary Referral to interview students and make offers. Students may accept an offer at any time during this 2-week period, but ultimately they must make a decision by the end of this consideration period (see “decide by” date below).

• The process will be similar for the Late Referrals, except that employers may make offers at any time, and students must respond within the time that the employer asks — or 3 business days, whichever is shorter.

• After the Late Referral, we will send out resumes on a to be determined basis, as companies continue to express interest and as students remain available.

*Primary Referral for Winter 2009

Note: All resumes are sent by email as Adobe PDFs (unless the company requests them in MS Word). During heavy periods, referrals can take several days because we are sending out hundreds of resumes.

Referral Dates for Winter 2009
(seeking January – June 2010 co-op)
Get cleared by… To have your resume sent… Interviewing Make decision by…
Thursday October 15 Monday October 19 Anytime after October 19 5 business days  ONLY for the first cycle
Wednesday November 11 Monday November 16 Anytime after November 17 3 business days

*Referrals

For the Fall 2009 co-op period, the last day November 11. After that, students may only be cleared to search for an Own Job. Additional referral dates and information will be sent out to all students via email.

Note: All resumes are sent by email as Adobe PDFs (unless the company requests them in MS Word). During heavy periods, referrals can take several days because we are sending out hundreds of resumes.

*Primary Referral for Summer 2010

Referral Dates for Summer 2010
(seeking June – December 2010 co-op)
Get cleared by… To have your resume sent… Interviewing Make decision by…
Friday February 5 Wednesday February 10 Anytime after February 10 5 business days ONLY for the first cycle
Friday March 19 Monday March 22 Anytime after March 23 3 business days

*Referrals

For the Spring 2010 co-op period, the last day March 31. After that, students may only be cleared to search for an Own Job. Additional referral dates and information will be sent out to all students via email.