The University of Texas at Austin

Engineering Career Assistance Center

Co-op

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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Co-op Contact Information

Engineering Co-op Office

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512-471-5954

512-471-9083 fax

ECJ 2.400

Office Hours: 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4:30 p.m.

Spring 2014 Co-op Information Sessions

You must attend an information session before you can apply.

Information sessions will be:

Tuesday, January 21, 4-5pm, ECJ 1.202

Thursday, January 23, 5-6pm, CPE 2.210

Monday, February 3, 10-11am, CPE 2.210

Tuesday, February 4, 4-5pm, ECJ 1.202,

Thursday, February 6, 1-2pm, CPE 2.216

The Co-op Application Deadline is Friday, February 7

Spotlight

Peter Schulte, a senior aerospace engineering major, received the Student of the Year Award from the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA)

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