Cooperative Education

As a Games Brand Writer Co-op for the Gaming Department of Hasbro, English major Jillian Ferrari was able to delve into what it takes to deliver fun to a player.

In the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, cooperative education—or co-op for short—is a key component to the Experiential Liberal Arts, an educational model that integrates experiential learning with the rigorous study of society, culture, and politics.

As an English major, you have the opportunity to take your reading, writing and critical thinking skills outside of the classroom and apply them in a wide variety of co-op work settings, such as publishing, law and education. Conversely, you bring what you learn from co-op back to the academic setting. These connections are made through guided, ongoing preparation and reflection.





Co-op Coordinator in the Department of English

Lisa Doherty, Cooperative Education Coordinator
065 Lake Hall



Co-ops in English

Enhance your classroom learning and deepen your knowledge through the co-op experience in a variety of fields. Below is a partial list of the co-op employers and sample job titles by field or industry.

Learn more about Co-op

If you would like to learn more about how co-op works in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, please visit the CSSH co-op website.

Matt Baddour '14

English Major Matt Baddour, Class of 2014, was one of only 12 students from across the University to be named an Outstanding Cooperative Education Award winner for 2014. The students were honored at a formal ceremony in April.

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