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Co-op employers

The NC State Cooperative Education Program (co-op) is structured to provide meaningful work experiences for students, through alternating semesters of full-time study and full-time work. As the largest co-op program in North Carolina, we have co-op arrangements with more than 600 companies or agencies.

The Co-op Program

  • Is designed to fit employers, with undergraduate students working three full-time alternating semesters with the same co-op employer (graduate level students usually work only one or two semesters).
  • Partners with public- and private-sector employers enable us to facilitate about 1,000 co-op work rotations each academic year.
  • Provide students with meaningful full-time, PAID work experiences, in line with their career and academic goals.