Co-op Overview

The Cooperative Education Program is your opportunity to gain hands-on job experience while pursuing a degree — and get paid doing it. 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

What Students Say

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.


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


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

Decide on an Offer

It’s your decision to accept any position you’ve been offered, but your coordinator can offer plenty of insight to help you make the right call. 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