Engineering Co-op Program

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An Engineer's Connection to Expanded Experience

The Cooperative Education Program at Case Western Reserve University is a voluntary program that provides students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on, paid experience relevant to their course of study. Co-op also gives students a head start on their job search since most companies use co-op as a pipeline for future employment!

Co-op is a full-time, two-semester, paid work experience. Juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to participate although students are encouraged to start the job search process 1 semester to 1 year prior to their co-op. Co-op is non-credit, however, proper course registration maintains students' full-time status at the University. It is important for students to meet with their faculty advisor or co-op faculty advisor prior to applying to the co-op program to draft a graduation plan to ensure a timely graduation.