Bachelor of Computing Co-op Work Term Reports
Co-op Work Term Report Guidelines
All co-op students must submit a Co-op Work Report at the conclusion of every 4-month work term or 8-month work term with the same employer in order to receive co-op certification. Please refer to B. vi. of the Co-op Policy Agreement for specific details on Co-op Work Report requirements.
The report is in the form of a website or blog, and you should keep adding to it as you gain co-op experience. It is a portfolio of your capabilities and experiences. The University has web hosting, but it might be better to host it yourself or use a free solution such as Blogger or Wordpress so you can keep the site when you graduate.
Web Pages: Style
Create a nice, clean website. Unless you can do better, using a framework such as Bootstrap or a template in WordPress or Blogger is highly recommended. Test your website on a variety of browsers and operating systems to make sure it looks good and nothing breaks.
Web Pages: Content
The website should reflect on aspects of your work term experience, highlighting what you did and what you learned, including referencing your goals/learning outcomes and reflections. Please review the Elements of Work Term Report below.
Please note: These are guides and not strict requirements.
Introduce the reader to your work by telling them what you hope they will take away from the website. Make this short and to the point.
Information about the Employer
Briefly describe your employer and the area of computing science that is related to this company or agency. Include interesting facts about the employer (people, location, products, etc.).
What were your goals/learning outcomes for this work term?
Did you develop goals relating to your job tasks?
What skills did you want to learn? How will these tasks benefit your next work experience?
What technologies did you want to work with and why?
Reflecting on your goals/learning outcomes, what goals did you complete? What goals were you not successful in completing and why?
Give an overview of your job or project. Highlight the most interesting or unique aspects of your job. What skills did you need for the job? Did you learn them in class or on the job?
Review what is important. If your audience were asked to describe the contents of your website, what would you want them to say?