Co-op Award

Co-op/Internship Student of the Year Award

The Lassonde Co-op/Internship Student of the Year Award will recognize two students and their contribution to their respective co-op/internship employer in 2017.

The two winning students will receive a certificate and a $500 cash award from the Lassonde Co-op Program to recognize their achievements. All nominated students will receive a letter and certificate of recognition for their nomination.  The awards will be presented at the Lassonde Awards in April 2018. 

How to be considered for the award?

  • You can apply and nominate yourself.
  • Your co-op/internship supervisor can nominate you.
  • A fellow student, faculty member, or Lassonde staff can nominate you.  

Overall Selection Criteria

The Lassonde Co-op team will review applications and present the top applicants to the Co-op & Internship Faculty Advisory Committee for a final vote and selection of the two award winners.

Selection Criteria:
  • Co-op/Internship job achievement(s)
  • Supervisor’s personal comments
  • Extra-curricular achievements at Lassonde/York University
  • Satisfactory completion of the Co-op/Internship Courses

Application Process And Deadline

  1. A personal statement (500 words), see criteria below.
    • One page, single spaced, 12 font, 500 words
    • Explain why you should win the Student of the Year Award:
      (1) Include how you performed above and beyond your employer's expectations and your job description. (2) Include your contribution of team work and/or any other interpersonal skill(s) such as communication, initiative, leadership, etc.
  2. An up-to- date resume including your extra-curricular activities at Lassonde/York University
  3. A statement from your supervisor (150 words) of their personal comments about your contributions.  Supervisors are required to submit their statement directly to the Lassonde Co-op via email to

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICAITON:  Lassonde Co-op Award Submission (login is required).  

APPLICAITON DEADLINE: Please submit the required documents by March 25th, 2018


  • Please submit only the documents requested above
  • The decision of the selection committee is final and may not be appealed
  • You, as the applicant, must agree to allow Co-operative Education to use your name, profile, and photograph for publication and promotional purposes
The Co-op/Internship department looks forward to receiving the applications, learning about the amazing contributions of our students in the workplace and selecting to winners for 2017.

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