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