Submission deadline Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Purpose

Each year the Co-operative Education department selects students to receive the Yvonne Thompson Page (YTP) Co-op Student of the Year award which recognizes outstanding co-operative education and internship students at Camosun.

The award was established by Yvonne’s friends and colleagues at Camosun, and pays tribute to the energy, enthusiasm, and dedication that Yvonne brought to her position as the co-op coordinator in the Office Administration program. Yvonne touched many people with her vibrant and colourful approach to life.

Eligibility & Deadlines

In order to receive YTP Award, a student must have successfully completed at least one work term and be registered as a Camosun student for at least one semester or quarter in the same calendar year that the award is given.

Applications are considered from students who have successfully completed a work term between January and December 2019. Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

Application Documents

To apply, students must complete the form at the bottom of this page and upload the following documents:

  1. Student’s personal letter
    Submit one (1) typewritten personal letter addressed to the Selection Committee (2 maximum, 1 inch margins, 10 pt font minimum) and describe the following:

    • Your achievements on your co-op work term(s).
    • How co-operative education has enhanced your career development, personal development, and academic experience. Where possible be specific in your examples.
    • Your contribution to extra-curricular activities at school and/or the community-at-large.
    • Your contribution to co-operative education through activities such as mentoring other co-op students, being an ambassador for the college, and/or promoting co-op education
    • Include your signature at the bottom of the letter.
  2. Employer’s letter on company letterhead
    Submit one (1) typewritten letter on company letterhead (2 pages maximum, 1 inch margins, 10 pt font minimum), addressed to the Selection Committee, commenting on the co-op student’s performance in the workplace. Please cover the following points in your letter:
    • The student’s duties/responsibilities.
    • The student’s performance in comparison to your expectations, or in comparison to other co-op students; any outstanding work achievements (cost savings, process/quality improvements, design/development innovations, improved customer service, significant research or other initiatives etc.)
    • How this student, or co-op students in general, have benefited your department/company.
    • Include your signature at the bottom of the letter.
  3. Current resume
  4. Academic transcript
  5. Photo

Evaluation Criteria

Document Points
Student’s personal letter 20 pts
Employer’s letter 15 pts
Current resume 8 pts
Academic transcript 7 pts
Grand total 50 pts

Applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision within two weeks of the submission date.