Undergraduate students can gain significant technical experience in the engineering industry before graduation through the Cooperative Engineering Education Program, or Co-op, an experiential learning program. Co-op students complete at least two semesters of full-time work with the same employer and receive one hour of letter grade credit per semester.
By integrating multiple semesters of engineering work experience with on-campus study, co-op students enhance their classroom knowledge through practical application of theories to real-world issues. Co-op students explore specific interests within their academic discipline and refine their post-graduation goals. At the same time, co-op allows students to earn a competitive salary, which can be used to help finance their education.
Returning to the same employer for subsequent experiences gives students access to more challenging and in-depth projects while building a long-term relationship with the employer. It also allows co-op employers to evaluate potential permanent hires over an extended period of time, provides a continual pipeline of bright young people, and a cost-effective method for completing engineering tasks.
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Fall 2015 Co-op Information Sessions
You must attend an information session before you can apply.
Information sessions will be:
Thurs., Aug. 27, 4-5pm, WRW 102
Wed., Sept. 2, 3-4pm, CPE 2.214
Mon., Sept. 14, 10-11am, NOA 1.124
Thurs., Sept. 17, 2-3pm, ECJ 1.202
Tues., Sept. 22, 8-9am, RLM 4.102
Thurs., Sept. 24, 9-10am, PHR 2.108
Friday, Sept. 25, 4-5pm, ECJ 1.204
The Co-op Application Deadline is Monday, September 28