This valuable on-the-job experience helps our students learn and mature in a professional engineering environment. Our students graduate with solid experience which makes them more valuable to future employers and increases opportunities for more responsible initial career assignments.
Co-op also provides an opportunity for students to preview their career path to make sure they are headed in the right direction. It provides career perspective that can't be learned in a classroom. The year-round schedule permits students in the program to have at least a year of highly beneficial professionally related experience before graduation and to obtain first-hand knowledge of professional practices and opportunities.
Co-op helps create a perfect match for future employers since our graduates know what they want in their careers. Companies hire graduates who are already familiar with the environment and have an understanding of the corporate culture. Co-op assignments assist students by teaching them to work with others as a team, and how to apply classroom knowledge in the real world.