In most programs, co-op is full-time, paid employment related to the student’s interests and/or career goals. Students on co-op develop professional skills, meet valuable contacts, and explore one or more career paths.
With the help of a co-op faculty coordinator, students research positions, interview with employers, and accept a co-op position.
Co-op faculty coordinators assist students as well as employers by referring qualified, interested students for full-time co-op positions. Employers are free to choose the students they want to interview and to hire the most suitable candidate for the position.
All students in good academic standing may participate in co-op programs in their major. Over a five-year program, students may participate in up to three six-month co-ops.