Co-Operative Education

Paid or volunteer work experience related to your major or career goals, makes your resume stand out, and makes you much more marketable.  Co-Operative Education is an educational experience integrating classroom studies with learning through work in a field related to academic or career goals, typically repeated over several academic terms/summers.

Fast Facts about Co-Operative education

  • Over 3 out of 4 of all U.S. undergraduate students will complete an internship or co-op prior to graduation.
  • Over 80% of companies offer experiential learning opportunities to identify talent and recruit full-time employees.
  • Employers report that they hire 50% of their interns and co-op students as full-time employees following graduation.

The Co-Operative Education Course is an academic course administered by your major department. Students who successfully complete a cooperative education course receive academic credit from their major department. Learn more by reading the documents listed below.  Once you are sure you meet the eligibility requirements, download the required forms from the link below and bring the completed forms to AACE.

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