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Career Development Center
Career Development Center
Career Development Center

Employer Benefits and Requirements

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Career Development Center has maintained great relationships with a variety of organizations, large and small, from many different industries in both the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. Students and organizations alike have benefited through these Co-operative Education (Co-op) opportunities. See the information below for details on benefits and how to get involved.

Benefits of the Program
How to Participate in Co-op
Participant's Responsibilities
Participation Criteria

Benefits of the Program

  • Provides highly motivated, alert, energetic students for employment
  • Facilitates recruitment and retention of employees
  • Enables company to participate in and influence the educational process
  • Broadens company visibility to students, faculty, and the community at large

How to Participate in Co-op

  • Designate a Co-op/Internship contact in your company
  • Decide where student(s) may be placed in your organization
  • Develop basic job descriptions for these positions, including majors, skills, and pay range
  • Register for a Cougar Jobline account online or call the Career Development Center at (618) 650-3708
Participant's Responsibilities
  • Keep Career Development Center informed about the new student hires
  • Complete a Training Agreement committing to a specified number of work hours for the student
  • Evaluate the student at the end of each semester
Participation Criteria
  • The company and the position(s) must be approved by the Career Development Center.
  • The position(s) must be paid and in student's major field of study or career path
  • Employer must be willing to retain students at least 2 semesters
  • Students must maintain a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 for undergraduate level, 3.0 for graduate level
  • Students must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours
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