Co-ops & Internships

Co-ops and internships provide outstanding opportunities for you to gain career-related information and experience prior to graduation. What is a Co-op and How Does it Work?

How is a Co-op different from an internship?

They can help you:

  • Confirm your choice of major
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience
  • Expand knowledge of career options in your field
  • Develop a clearer picture of your personal career direction
  • Cultivate valuable industry contacts

Nearly half of employers offer higher salaries to new graduate hires with co-op/internship experience than they offer to those without that experience and 60% percent of their co-ops receive offers for full-time employment!


An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.

In order to guide employers and students to create a mutually beneficial internship experience, feel free to use the following Internship Contract as a resource.

Internship Contract