- Cooperative education, or "co-op" is alternating semesters of school and work to provide students with a solid base of experience and professional development.
- Students work with dedicated faculty advisors who help them find employment within their field of study.
- Employers provide work experiences directly related to the students’ field of study that increase in challenge and responsibility as the students progress through their experiences.
- Employers provide appropriate supervision, mentoring and training for the students throughout the experience.
Co-op Founded at UC
In 1906 Professor Herman Schneider became Dean of the College of Engineering and implemented his co-op plan "joining theory and practice, linking education and industry through knowledge and experience.” In the century since, more than one thousand institutions of higher education throughout the world have adopted the co-op concept.
For more information about co-op education, please visit: http://www.uc.edu/propractice.html
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As one of the most innovative colleges, the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati takes pride in its exceptional students and their successes. “Our vision is to produce outstanding engineers and technologists,” states Dean Teik C. Lim, PhD. “WE ENGINEER BETTER™ starts with our training the next generation and we are proud to introduce a few of our leaders.”
Keith Schlater is the UC College of Engineering and Applied Science Engineer of the Month for September. Schlater maintains a 3.6 GPA and is double majoring in Architectural Engineering Technology and Construction Management.