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:
- You will gain extended valuable work experience with industry partners.
- You will develop practical skills and training through your co-op, which will aid you in your education and career preparation.
- Your co-op can also provide practical topics for projects, papers or theses, and establish a great network within your field of study.