The Co-op Program (co-op) is a structured method of complementing classroom education with paid practical work experience. A cooperative experience, known as a “Co-op,” is either one continuous summer-fall OR one continuous spring-summer term. Co-ops may be eligible for academic credit (FSE399) for job experience directly related to the student’s major. Cooperative education helps students make the school-to-work transition by providing real world experiential learning.
The program offers a number of benefits:
- Gain extended valuable work experience with industry partners.
- Develop practical skills and training which will aid in education and career preparation.
- Co-ops can provide practical topics for projects, papers or theses, and establish a great professional network.