Co-op Overview

The Cooperative Education Program is your opportunity to gain hands-on job experience while pursuing a degree. Through alternate semesters of full-time study and full-time work experience, you can:

  • Be well-paid for your hard work — program participants average more than $18 per hour
  • Strengthen your job prospects after graduation — companies usually prefer hiring students who have related work experience, especially within their organization
  • Explore career fields and confirm whether your choice of major is the right one
  • Work with state-of-the-art equipment in the industry
  • Experience “corporate culture” by working with professionals and observing how they handle job situations in your field

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What are the Requirements?

To be eligible for a co-op, you must be a full-time student who has:

  • Completed a minimum of 30 credit hours (or one semester for transfer students)
  • Been admitted into a degree program prior to reporting for a co-op job
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.50 (3.00 for graduate students)

Find information for international students on F1 visas.

Employers: Create a Co-op Opportunity

Find qualified, motivated students who are eager to build experience at a company like yours — and reduce recruitment and training costs in the process. Learn more about the benefits of being a co-op employer .

Contact Us

Questions about the co-op program? Contact the co-op coordinator.

Employers interested in learning more can request a Co-op Employer Packet.

Information Session

If you’re interested in the co-op program, we invited you to attend an orientation session. All students must complete orientation before applying for a co-op. Learn more

Steps to Co-op

There are three steps to applying for a co-op: Attending an orientation session, creating your online resume and meeting with the co-op coordinator. Learn more

Once Hired – Your Next Steps

What happens after you accept a position? You’ll need to complete a few steps to begin the process correctly, including registering for the appropriate course. Learn more

Important Dates

Important co-op dates include reporting to work/first day of classes, due date for work reports and last day of exams. We keep a calendar for upcoming semesters. Learn more