OscarPlus is an excellent resource for Mac students to find job opportunities, access career counselling services and get an overview of upcoming events. This is a quick guide to help you navigate the website, as well as some tips on you to make the most out of the events and appointments offered by the Engineering Coop and Career Services.
Upcoming Events Calendar
When you open OscarPlus, the first thing you see is your Dashboard. If you scroll down, you will find the Upcoming Events/Workshops tab which will give you a quick overview of the events that will be taking place in the next week. These events can range from SSC writing workshops, to company recruitments events and interview prep sessions. You can click on View to read more details about the event, as well as an option to register for the event (if required).
Alternatively, you can go to ENGINEERING- CAREER & EMPLOYER EVENTS- EVENTS/CLASSES to see a calendar view of the engineering-specific events.
By going to ENGINEERING-COOP WORK TERMS-COOP JOB POSTINGS, you can find all the job postings categorized by semester (Fall, Spring and Winter). You can also shortlist job postings as you go through the list, see the jobs that you have applied to already, view jobs that have deadlines coming up, and new postings that have been added since the last time you logged in. A helpful tip would be to filter the postings based on your requirements, for example, the length of your coop term. You can do this by clicking on the New Search tab at the top of the page.
Once you have secured a coop, you might be asked by your coop advisor to upload some documents in order to register your coop. You can do this by going to the Quick Menu (blue button with the three dots in the bottom right corner of the Dashboard page) and clicking on UPLOAD A DOCUMENT. If you want to take a course while on coop, you will need to submit a Petition for Special Consideration. This document can also be found in the Quick Menu by clicking on SUBMIT A FORM.
You can book appointments with a coop counsellor for getting help with things like writing a cover letter, discussing multiple employment offers, securing an undergraduate research position, enhancing your LinkedIn profile and booking a mock interview. This is found under ENGINEERING-APPOINTMENTS-BOOK AN APPOINTMENT. Alternatively, you can book an appointment through the Quick Menu as well.
Another hidden gem of OscarPlus can be found under CAREER RESOURCES- FIREBALL ACADEMY. This is the place to go if you want to see resume/cover letter samples, tips and tricks on job interviews, and other informative articles.
We hope that this quick guide of OscarPlus will help you to navigate the website and make the most out of this resource! Be sure to check the website on a regular basis for any events or job postings that might interest you.
Written by: Rija Asif