Contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our career counselors or career specialists.
Cooperative Education (Co-op) and Internships: These programs are crucial in enabling students to gain practical experience in their chosen majors and/or career fields.
Internship positions provide a one time (usually one semester) opportunity for students to utilize their academic training in a professional setting. Internships may be:
Cooperative Education requires two or more semesters in a professional setting and are:
Academic Recognition vs Academic Credit
Academic Recognition means your internship or co-op is noted on your transcript with a non-credit hour course number. There is no cost for this but there are also no hours of credit associated with it. Academic Recognition is another way to verify you have completed an internship.
At the end of your internship or co-op, you must complete a Work Report at the end of each work semester. Employers must also complete a Supervisor’s Evaluation and submit by the end of each work semester.
Some students may also be eligible to earn Academic Credit. For Academic Credit, students must contact their major department chair or advisor. They will tell you the requirements needed to complete the internship for hours of credit. Internships for Academic Credit are billed just like any other credit course based on the number of hours granted for the internship.
You may call the Career Services office to schedule an appointment with one of our Career Development Specialists - In addition to reviewing job lists with students they: