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Experiential Co-op Forms


Creating Your Own Experiential Co-op

Some students are very entrepreneurial and create their own "Experiential Co-op". this type of co-op is very student-directed. Often the student doesn't have a supervisor...or the supervisor is more of a mentor than a boss.

I have had students do many interesting experiential co-ops: start their own non-profit, work on an honors project abroad, and even attend outdoor leadership schools or culinary schools.

**Students can be creative, but I will want to sit down and talk the proposal through with you to make sure you can stay on track, etc.

If your experiential co-op is also a research proposal, see this link for potential funding opportunities.

There are THREE forms to fill out to have your job approved as a co-op (see below).

There are three forms I need you to fill out. Then make an appointment, come see me, and we will discuss them and see if it could work

  • Experiential Co-op Proposal Guidelines

  • Experiential Petition

  • Please fill out the Experiential - Job Description Form. (for a domestic or international experiential co-op). This last form will put your "assignment" into COOL

    Please list Lisa Worsh as your supervisor. With your contact information - while on co-op - under Lisa's name.

    Please be sure to choose the College of Social Sciences and Humanities , if this is a domestic co-op -choose my name (Lisa Worsh) so that this request comes directly to me. If this is international and you cannot choose me, fill it out and then let me know so I can ask the IT people to send it to me. Thank you!


    How to reflect and FINISH (get a grade) for your experiential co-op.

    See this page for the first few steps - but read below for exceptions

  • Do the self evaluation on COOL

  • If you have a supervisor, make sure they complete the employer evaluation

  • Reread your original proposal. Compare what you thought would happen to what actually happened. Reflect on that. Use the questions from a regular co-op's reflection process Domestic Experiential - Job Description Form. (the project part) as well.

    Thanks!! Can't wait to hear about it!