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CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Cooperative Education and Internships

Our location in Wichita, as well as our 35-year-old program, has allowed us to form strong relationships with public, private and nonprofit organizations that offer a variety of cooperative education and internship opportunities. These positions are an invaluable way for WSU students to gain professional experience to complement the strong academic fundamentals they learn in the classroom.

Follow these easy steps to get started today! Have questions? Let us help. Call (316) 978-3688.

STEP 1 
Learn our program definitions.

STEP 2
Meet the program requirements set by each college. 

**STEP 3 - For F1 Visa Students Only**
Obtain the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization form from the Office of International Education. Authorization for CPT through Co-op is valid for one semester only, so the authorization must be renewed each semester. Bring completed CPT form to the Career Development Center.

STEP 4
Activate your personal profile on Handshake (wichitastate.joinhandshake.com). You must use your wichita.edu email address. Then register for the College Through Career: Co-op & Internship and Resume Workshop.

STEP 5
Upon completion of the College Through Career: Co-op & Internship and Resume Workshop., call (316) 978-3688  for a follow-up appointment with your Career Development Specialist.

STEP 6
On Handshake, you can view employers and apply to internships. Take advantage of our other College Through Career Workshops: Preparing for a Career Fair, Ace the Interview and Using Social Media Like a Pro