Employing a Northeastern Co-op Student (Student-Employee): Six Simple Steps
- Identify your needs
A co-op director can advise you about what level of students are available, as well as what specific responsibilities are appropriate for a co-op job and how students can benefit from and add talent to your organization.
- Connect with your co-op coordinator
Each co-op job is assigned to one of the 70+ co-op coordinators, each of whom works with students in a particular college and major. Your co-op coordinator may also refer students from other majors/colleges, depending on the nature and requirements of the job.
- Review resumes
Co-op coordinators identify appropriate candidates and forward resumes to you for review. You select the students to interview that best fit the skills for the position and communicate your decision to the coordinator.
- Interview candidates
You may conduct candidate interviews either at your place of employment, by phone or Skype (if unable to meet in person) or on Northeastern’s campus (we have a state-of-the-art employer lounge and office space for conducting interviews.)
- Hire, train, and oversee student(s)
You make the final selections/offers and after the student begins their co-op job, you will provide the necessary orientation, expectations and job training that is needed to succeed in the job.
- Evaluate the co-op student (s) (often referred to as “student-employee”)
You will complete an online evaluation form and exit interview at the end of the assigned co-op period for each student you have managed.
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