Co-op

Weldon School Co-Op Programs

A Co-Op is a rotational work experience for undergraduate students that usually includes working at least one fall, spring, and summer semester, for an accumulated twelve-month working experience in industry.

Rotation schedules are negotiated between you and your employer, but you should always discuss your options with the Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs prior to setting any schedule.

When can I apply for a Co-Op?

Weldon undergraduate students may apply for a Co-Op after completing the first semester of their sophomore year. Weldon juniors and seniors may also apply.

How do I apply for a Co-Op?

Students interested in pursuing a three-session Co-Op must apply online with the Office of Professional Practice.  Once they have applied online, then they should attend the 3-Session Co-Op meeting put on by the Office of Professional Practice.  After attending the meeting, students can set up an appointment with Jeremy Hale, the Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs in Biomedical Engineering.

How do I find a Co-Op?

Take advantage of all the available resources to assist you in your search for an employer:

 
  1. Check out the list of biomedical engineering Co-Ops in the table above maintained by the CCO.
  2. Email or set up an appointment with the Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs, Corey Linkel.
  3. Visit the Center for Career Opportunities and the Purdue Writing Lab (make appointments) multiple times to polish your resume and cover letter. Your resume is your golden ticket to an interview. You should spend a substantial amount of time perfecting your resume and continually updating it.
  4. Attend Career Fairs:
  5. Look for Co-Op opportunities on your own, then use the following resources:
    • Networking: Family, Friends and Colleagues
    • Visit CCO Express
    • Use online resources to find the perfect Co-Op

The Weldon School, along with the Office of Professional Practice, has established Co-Op relationships with a variety of industry partners. We are always seeking additional industry partners. Our faculty and staff are committed to providing our students with experiential opportunities that will enhance their engineering education, while providing industry partners with knowledgeable and affordable future employees. Industry partners interested in forming a Co-Op agreement with the Weldon School may contact the Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs, Corey Linkel.