Cooperative Education and Internships

Benefits of Program
Amanda Wendler

  • Beat the "catch 22". You need experience to get a job, but you need a job to get experience
  • Test the waters in a chosen field and assess the suitability of your career choice before entering the workforce full-time
  • Apply academic knowledge and theoretical concepts to a practical work setting, which makes learning more interesting
  • Earn a paycheck, gain experience and receive academic credit
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to live and work in other parts of the United States and abroad
  • Gain important soft skills (such as communication, teamwork, cooperation and interpersonal skills) essential to today's work environment
  • Learn more about the expectations and needs of employers
  • Develop independence and maturity
  • Take advantage of networking and mentoring opportunities
  • Enhance your resume writing, job search and interview skills
  • Acquire program-relevant work experience, which is a plus when applying to graduate school