Cooperative education, also known as co-op, is an educational model that allows students to alternate periods of full-time academic study with periods of full-time work in their areas of interest. Psychology co-op students work in a variety of settings, including business, human services, scientific research, government, and health care. By working in varied jobs and settings, students learn what they do and do not like before committing to a career. They also develop an understanding of the connections between theory and practice. All students interested in participating in co-op must take the 1 credit Introduction to Professional Development course (EESC 2000) covering resume writing, career choices, job search skills, ethics, and professional etiquette.
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