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COOPERATIVE EDUCATION AND INTERNSHIPS
Cooperative Education and Internships

Getting Started in Co-op and Internships

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 profile on Handshake (You MUST USE YOUR WICHITA.EDU email address) and register for the College Through Career: Co-op & Internship Workshop and Resume Workshop in the events section.

STEP 5
Upon completion of the Resume Workshop, call (316) 978-3688 for a resume review appointment with your Shocker Career Peer Adviser.

STEP 6
Upon completion of the Co-op & Internship Workshop, call (316) 978-3688 for a follow-up appointment with your Career Development Specialist.

STEP 7
Start your co-op and internship search through Handshake! You can also advantage of our other College Through Career Workshops including Preparing for a Career Fair, Ace the Interview and Using Social Media Like a Pro.

Our staff will be in contact with you throughout your entire co-op / internship experience. We look forward to working with you.