Cooperative Education allows students to connect classroom learning with the world of work by expanding learning experiences through paid employment which relate to their major field or study or career focus. Students are supervised by a professional at work and advised by faculty at WSU. As an academic program students enroll in Co-op, pay tutition and receive college credit for their Co-op work experience. Co-op positions typically last for more than one semester and include in-state or out-of-state opportunities.
Internships relate to a students major field of study or career focus. They can either be paid or un-paid positions. Internships are pre-defined in length by the employer, often lasting only one semester or for the summer. Students enroll, pay tuition and receive college credit for their internship. Students are supervised by a professional at work and advised by faculty at WSU. Placements include either in-state or out-of-state opportunities.
Step 1: Register, List a position and hire a WSU co-op/Internship student
Step 2: Training and development
Step 3: Evaluation
Cooperative Education Policies
For more information, contact:
Cooperative Education & Work-Based Learning
223 Grace Wilkie Hall
Office Phone: 316.978.3688
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday