Posting a Short-term Project
If your organization has an immediate need for design (website, logo, marketing collateral), please contact our co-op coordinator, who can publicize the opportunity to design and interactive media students. Students often seek to build their portfolios and may be interested in working with you.
Posting a Co-op Position
Our co-op partners provide paid full-time employment to students for a six-month period (January-June, July-December). If a company is unable to compensate a student, then the student has the option of working part-time and supporting her/himself with an additional paying job. The student should be undertaking substantive, meaningful projects and working with a supervisor who serves in a mentoring capacity.
The hiring process is straightforward. The employer posts a job description (with details about duties, desired qualifications, travel logistics, and pay – see sample description below) on our website. After the position has been open for a few weeks, the resumes of interested students are sent to the employer. At that point, the employer connects with the most promising candidates, conducts interviews, and makes an offer if a student is found to be a fit. The employer fills out a mid-point and final performance evaluation that is shared with the student and the co-op coordinator.
Employers can create a profile and job description here (by selecting the College of Arts, Media and Design in the drop-down menu).
Sample Job Description
Design Co-op: Acme Custom Designs
Our vision is to change the way people shop by creating engaging customer interfaces. We strive to connect local merchants with residents in their own communities. Our ten-person office is a fast-paced, consumer-web environment. The co-op student will be mentored by the design manager.
Helping conceive of new ideas for product and testing. Prototyping user experiences with both low and high fidelity wireframes. Developing pixel-perfect Photoshop comps.
Genuine proven interest in UX, IA, UI and design. Knowledge of UX tools, wireframes, user flows, etc. Proficiency in Photoshop, and inDesign.
You will be able to make an impact, fast. The work you accomplish will directly correlate with the success of our company, and you will see the product of your time and energy live on the site and incorporated into our daily processes.
The company is located in East Boston, and is easily accessible by public transit.