Is Co-op Mandatory?
No, the Co-op program at the College of Engineering is an optional program. You must decide whether it is the right plan for you.
How many terms do I work and when do I begin?
You can choose to participate in 1 or 2 (fall/ spring) semesters of Co-op once you have completed the application process. However, to receive a notation on your transcript, you must complete the program by completing 2 semesters. Fall cycle starts in late august and spring cycle in January.
How long does it take to get a placement?
We can not guarantee a co-op position. It is crucial for the student to be motivated and work closely with the Co-op office in order to increase the chances of landing a Co-op position. Your placement will depend on many factors including resumes, interviewing skills and employer needs.
Where can I get help with my resume and interviewing skills?
The University Career Center is a great resource for students to get information about writing a resume and interviewing successfully. We also have a Career Center liaison who holds weekly office hours at the College of Engineering. Please check to confirm the hours.
Do I work full time?
Yes, a student must work 35 hours or more a week to be considered full time.
Are there summer placements?
No, the Co-op program is during the fall or spring semester only. We do not offer summer placements. If an employer wishes to extend employment through the summer months, it is up to the employer and the student to work out the details. The summer semester will not be considered a Co-op cycle.