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Co-ops and Internships

Career Development Center

Co-op / Internship Online Orientation

Why Participate in the Co-op/Internship Program?

  • Apply classroom knowledge and gain valuable work experience for your résumé.
  • Build your professional network and gain the competitive edge.
  • Experience matters! Earn money for college expenses (Co-op is always paid).
  • Gives official transcript recognition.
  • Applies classroom theory to a realist work setting.
  • Clarifies career goals.
  • Develops professional relationships.
  • Prepares students for full-time employment upon graduation.

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE):

  • 72% of employers consider relevant work experience a key factor in hiring.
  • The majority of employers consider internships and Co-ops as the best way to gain relevant work experience.
  • New graduates who participated in an internship were more likely to receive a job offer.

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