IS PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE FOR YOU?
5-Session Co-Op - Students start their Co-Op positions after their first 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.
3-Session Co-Op - In this program, students spend all three work sessions with a single employer, much like 5-session Co-Op students. Students begin in the fall, spring, or summer of their junior year. This program is a transcript-recorded experience and provides an academic certificate upon completion.
Master's Co-Op Program
The Office of Professional Practice (OPP) provides work integrated learning programs. The newest addition to OPP’s portfolio of programs is the Master's Co-Op Program. Students who graduate from this program will not only meet all MS degree requirements in their specific discipline, but also have significant graduate-level industrial experience within a profession of their choice.
Students who complete the MS-level Cooperative Education Program will be well prepared to:
- Work in advanced technical centers of industry as research and development specialists
Work in both private and government research institutions
Design and develop advanced products requiring knowledge and experience in advanced engineering
Pursue a Ph.D degree
Global Professional Practice Programs
GEARE - This program allows students to gain global competencies by study and intern abroad
G-PAL - This program allows students to gain meaningful friendships through valuable global internship experiences.
Global Internships - The Global Internship opportunities offered by Office of Professional Practice include difference tracks to allow maximum flexibility. Internships durations are usually 8 to 12 weeks during the summer or 3 to 6 months during a semester or during a semester + summer.
Internship Programs and Research Experiences
Internship programs allow students to experience several different employer host organizations. The duration of the internship program (IP) experience is one summer session.
Please note: Also available is an Intensive Internship Program (IIP). With this program, the student will have approximately eight months with a single employer host organization.
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