Career Placement Services
Cooperative Education (CO-OP) Process
The Application Process:
You are expected to work with your advisor or the Advising Center to plan
an academic program and determine
available learning options that satisfy academic program requirements.
Upon the recommendation of the advisor or the
Advising Center, you are given a completed Program Requirement Form
or transcript and are then referred to Career Placement Services, Room 272A, to discuss
eligibility for the CO-OP and to determine the
basis for the CO-OP.
If you are already employed in a position
suitable for CO-OP, you can complete the CO-OP application and the
appropriate Registration Form, noting the semester in which the CO-OP will
If you require assistance with a job
search, you will make an appointment for a Career Placement Orientation and
a Resume Writing
Workshop and will work individually with Career Placement staff to secure
employment. After you secure the position to use for CO-OP, complete the CO-OP application and the appropriate Registration Form noting
the semester in which the CO-OP will take place.
The signed and completed application is submitted
to Career Placement Services for appropriate signatures and faculty assignment.
You will be notified by mail to proceed with
registration when the process is complete.
You will register and pay for your CO-OP, as you
would any credit-bearing class.
The Registration Process:
Complete the registration/payment
process and bring payment verification to Career Placement Services.
After Career Placement Services receives payment
verification, the faculty member will be notified to commence
Satisfying the Terms of the CO-OP:
WORK SCHEDULE: You are expected to work five
hours each week for every credit earned during the CO-OP. For example, you must
work fifteen (15) hours per week during the regular academic semester to
satisfy the requirements for the 3 credit CO-OP.
CO-OP ORIENTATION, PROGRESS MEETING and WORKSHOPS:
You will attend one CO-OP Orientation:
To learn the requirements for successful
completion of the CO-OP.
For assistance in the development of the
You will schedule a mid-semester meeting with a
Career Placement Representative:
To review signed Learning Agreement.
To discuss progress and/or any concerns relating to the
To develop a plan for future employment, if
You will meet with the
assigned faculty member:
Initially to develop the Learning Agreement.
Periodically throughout the semester for guidance during the learning
The Learning Agreement is a document developed by
you with in-put from your work supervisor and faculty advisor. It
forms the foundation for the CO-OP by specifying objectives and activities to
be undertaken during the CO-OP. It also outlines the basis for evaluation.
The Learning Agreement, signed by you and the faculty
must be submitted to the CO-OP Office no later than
(4) four weeks after the start of the CO-OP.
TUITION AND FEES
Students applying for CO-OP Study are required to pay
full course tuition and current fees unless eligible for a tuition waiver.
Students withdrawing prior to the date of the projectís
approval are entitled to a refund of the Tuition and Educational Services fee
only. No refund thereafter.
CO-OP Process |
CO-OP Orientation Schedule
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