Cooperative Education (Co-Op) programs offer numerous benefits for students looking to gain real-world experience before they graduate. In the 5-session co-op program, students will gain approximately 20-22 months of professional experience while alternating between semesters on campus taking classes and working with their Professional Practice Employer. Unlike co-op programs at other institutions, all five work sessions are spent with the same employer, which allows for a strong relationship to build between the student and employer. As a result, students are able to work on longer, more important projects and are able to take on increasingly responsible and diverse roles in their work sessions. Students also earn a significant and competitive salary while working. While not guaranteed, many co-op students are offered interviews or full-time positions with their host employer upon graduation.
The program is a transcript-recorded experience and provides an academic certificate upon completion.