Submission deadline Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Purpose

Each year the Co-operative Education department selects students to receive the Yvonne Thompson Page (YTP) Camosun 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 2021.

Application Documents

To apply, students submit an application package which includes the following items, in the order below:

1. Student’s personal letter

Submit one (1) typewritten essay (2 page maximum, 1 inch margins, 10 pt font) 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.

Where possible, your statement should demonstrate how Co-op has enriched these different areas and how you have supported Co-op Education at Camosun.

2. Student’s bio (150 words maximum)

  • A highlighted summary of your achievements described in your personal statement. 

3. Employer’s letter or support form

Please answer the following questions via email:

  1. Basic duties of the student while with organization
  2. Describe how the student made a significant contribution (i.e. to your workplace, your stakeholders, project completion, bottom line, strategic goals, etc.). Please use at least one example and indicate the impact to the organization. 
  3. Did you give the student extra duties or opportunities because they performed above expectations and if so, please provide an example. 
  4. Do you have other comments that you think the awards committee should know? 

* If the employer prefers, a letter (max. 2 pages on letterhead) may be submitted instead of this support form. The letter must include all information requested on the form, including the permission statement and a signature and date.

3. Current resume

4. Academic transcript

  • This can be an unofficial transcript downloaded from your MyCamosun account.

5. Student’s portfolio (optional, but encouraged -  2 page maximum)

  • Include any items you feel will give the selection committee a better idea of who you are as a person. You may submit copies of previous letters of recommendation, published work and other relevant items. Awards and citations are to be listed in your résumé. Please note that any additional letters/essays similar to those already requested from the nominating institution, employer and you in the nomination package are not acceptable.

6. Photo

All nomination packages must meet all guidelines to be forwarded to the selection process.

Application Deadline: January 4th 2022 at 8.00am

Evaluation Criteria

Document Points
Student’s personal letter 20 pts
Employer’s letter 15 pts
Nominator’s letter 15 pts
Current resume 8 pts
Academic transcript 7 pts
Grand total 65 pts

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

Student Information

Example: C0123456

How many work terms have you completed?

Have you completed the eligibility requirements for a credential designation with:

Documentation

Include the following documentation with this application.

Save as a PDF called FirstName-LastName-Personal-Letter.pdf

Save as a PDF called FirstName-LastName-Bio.pdf

Save as a PDF called FirstName-LastName-Academic-Transcript.pdf

Save as a PDF called FirstName-LastName-Resume.pdf

Save as a PDF called FirstName-LastName-Employer-Letter.pdf

Photo

If you are the successful candidate you will be required to provide a current photo of yourself for the media release, website and promotional material. A photo of you on your work term is preferred, but a headshot is also acceptable. You will not be evaluated on the quality of your photo.

By submitting my photo and application package for the YTP Award, I give Camosun College permission to publish, edit, exhibit, play, transfer and otherwise use the photos and videos for marketing, administrative and educational purposes. I understand that if I’m the winner of the YTP Award my photo and application package will be submitted the National (CEWIL Canada) and Provincial (ACE-WIL BC/Yukon) Co-op Student of the Year Contest.
Should my photo submission include other identifiable persons, I understand that a signed media release available from the Co-operative Education and Career Services office must be submitted with for any identifiable person in any submission. I understand that no images/media of minor's faces are accepted.

If you have any questions about the application process please email Alisha Dsouza at dsouzaa@camosun.ca