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

Benefits of the Program

  • Official transcript recognition.
  • Provides access to state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.
  • Applies classroom theory to a realistic work setting.
  • Clarifies career goals.
  • Develops professional relationships.
  • Possibility of full time employment after graduation.
  • Co-op qualifies for "Curricular Practical Training" (CPT) for International Students.

How to Participate in Co-op

Registration with Cougar Jobline is required. Please follow the instructions below.

  • Go to the new user registration page.
  • Complete the demographic information and Submit (Click on the Register button).
  • Upload your resume.
  • Schedule appointment for resume critique and Co-op orientation.
  • Find and apply for Co-op positions on Cougar Jobline
  • Interview with employers.
  • Once you have accepted a job offer, contact the Co-op Coordinator and complete required paperwork.
  • Comply with the responsibilities of the Co-op Program.
Participant's Responsibilities
  • Have your employer fill out a Training Agreement at the beginning of each Co-op term.
  • Have your supervisor complete an Employer Evaluation at the end of each term
  • Complete and submit the Student Report, informing us about your continuation at the end of each term
  • Contact the Co-op coordinator if there is a problem with the Co-op
Participation Criteria
  • SIUE enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate degree program
  • Be available to Co-op for at least 2 semesters before graduation
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduate students
  • Completion of 30 credit hours of undergraduate work before placed in Co-op assignment
  • International students must be at SIUE nine months before beginning Co-op