5-Session Co-Op Program

Program Structure

Students start their Co-Op positions after their freshmen or sophomore year and complete four or five work sessions with the same employer host organization. As they progress through their work sessions, Co-Op students begin to perform jobs they would expect to do upon graduation.This program is a transcript-recorded experience and provides an academic certificate upon completion.

Qualifications

Undergraduate first-semester freshmen coursework completed with a minimum 2.8 GPA. Typical prerequisite courses for engineering and technology students include math and lab sciences.

Compensation

A significant salary is paid for all assignments. Typically, the first session of pay is 60% of a bachelor’s starting salary, and the fifth session is approximately 85% of starting salaries.

Program Costs

There is a work-experience fee due for the terms spent on the job site. This fee entitles students to a full-time academic status, but does not include student activity fees. Normal tuition and fees are charged only while on campus.

Application Procedure

After receiving notification that they are qualified, interested students (usually first-semester freshmen) should submit an application and Co-Op resume to the Office of Professional Practice, POTR 114. Applications are accepted at any time, but January is the deadline for participation in the annual Professional Practice Days event.

Schedule

This program lasts for approximately 22 months and begins in May or August following the student’s first year.