Cooperative education or internships are academic programs combining classroom theories with real on-the-job applications of learning through work experience (also known as experiential learning). Students are awarded credit not for the work itself, but for the demonstration of learning which occurs in and throughout the work experience. Experiential learning is developed through learning contracts by the student in collaboration with a faculty mentor and a community based supervisor.


  • What is cooperative education/internships?
  • Why is it important?
  • Why should a student take cooperative education?
  • How do I sign up for a seminar?
  • What is Co-op 180 (Preparing for Career Work Experience)?
  • What is work study?
  • How do I disclose a disability to an employer?
  • What should a student do if interested?
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