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Co-op based experience for Office Administration - Executive

Open Closing on September 20, 2023 / 4 spots left
Fanshawe College
London, Ontario, Canada
Betty Schoemaker
Co-operative Education Consultant 5
  • Diploma; 1st year, 2nd year
  • 420 hours per learner
  • Payment 15.00 CAD / hour
Preferred companies
  • Canada
  • Any
  • Any
  • 1/5 project matches
Accounting Communications Operations Project management Leadership
What can our learners do for your company?

Virtual Project Opportunity:

Bring on one or more student/(s) from Fanshawe College in the Office Administration - Executive (OAE) Co-op Endorsed Diploma to conduct a program-related project/Co-op based experience.

The two year OAE Diploma program is designed to offer opportunities in a variety of office support disciplines. These students are equipped to work in diverse team settings, assist with projects and support, and contribute to business solutions.

Students will work on one or more projects of your choosing over the term connecting with you as needed with virtual communication tools.

The Co-op is sequenced for a 4 month Co-op experience. Students are available to engage in an employer-lead project/Co-op as early as May 1st and can continue as late as August 18/23.

Full-time hours or slightly less are required and will be dependent on project scope and student availability.

Student co-ops can occur in-person, virtually or hybrid and will count towards a co-op credit.

Learner skills
Project coordination, Ms office suite, Office management, Administrative support
What would your company get at the end of this experience?

Benefits to your company

The exact deliverables are to be decided with the industry partner and Co-op Consultant.

Students are ready to contribute to:

  • Overseeing projects and budgets to support business decision making
  • Assessing and use current concepts/systems and technologies to support an organization's business initiatives
  • Supervise and training others, organize meetings, conferences and travel arrangements
  • Research, develop and present accurate business correspondence and reports to meet the organization's goals.
Project Examples

Co-ops are to be paid (typically a competitive hourly wage, especially in today's job market). Eligible employers can receive a Co-op Tax Credit up to $3,000. Additionally, as part of the Government of Canada's Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), a variety of funding opportunities may be available for employers to hire students for the purposes of experiential learning. See HERE for more information.

Student abilities include:

  1. Conduct oneself professionally and adhere to relevant legislation, standards and codes of ethics.
  2. Manage the scheduling, coordination and organization of administrative tasks and workflow within specific deadlines and according to set priorities.
  3. Coordinate the collection, analysis, distribution and response to communications in the workplace to facilitate the flow of information.
  4. Operate and provide support related to the use, maintenance and procurement of office equipment and technologies.
  5. Evaluate, establish and administer a variety of records management systems to ensure confidential, secure, accessible and organized electronic and paper records.
  6. Produce financial documents and reports by identifying and compiling relevant information and using accounting software.
  7. Prepare and produce a variety of business documents using available technologies and applying industry standards.
  8. Use interpersonal, leadership and client service skills to respond to diversity and to support the vision and mission of the organization.
  9. Research, analyze and summarize information on resources and services and prepare summary reports with recommendations.
  10. Select and use information technologies to support communication with internal and external stakeholders and to promote the organization.
  11. Organize and coordinate meetings, conferences, special events and make travel arrangements, including the preparation of related documentation.
  12. Support the implementation of projects by applying basic principles of project management.

The exact project topic and scope will depend on your company's needs. Student can work on some or all of the aspects mentioned above.

Required questions to apply

Companies must answer the following custom questions in order to apply to this experience:

A representative of the company will be available to answer questions from students in a timely manner for the duration of the project.

A representative of the company will be available for a pre-selection discussion with the administrator of the internship program to review the project scope.