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. 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. Please send the URL of your report by email to: email@example.com
- Outstanding is a report with great writing (reflection) and images with some creativity that makes it stand out.
- Very good is very well written with some images, very good writing and reflection.
- Good is a good coverage of the work term but not much reflection.
- Satisfactory is a brief report with little reflection, mostly covering work term goals and who the employer was.
- Unsatisfactory is even less. In this case the student would need to improve the report or be dropped from Co-op.
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?
Is there something or someone that needs acknowledgement?