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Engineer Your Talent Pipeline

Case Western Reserve University’s Engineering Co-op Program gives you the opportunity to employ some of the best and brightest collegiate talent available in Northeast Ohio. Students come to CWRU for a challenge, and anticipate a similar level of challenge during their co-op assignment. As a co-op employer, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Meet, train, and assess your potential future hires – Many employers end up hiring their student co-op after graduation.
  • Remain current with the latest developments in theory and method ­– Use student insight on current developments to approach a problem in a new way.
  • Develop a partnership with CWRU – Gain access to numerous résumés of engineering and science students who are eligible to co-op.

The CWRU Engineering Co-op staff strives to support mutually beneficial co-op relationships through training, monitoring, and follow-up of students:

  • All co-op students are eligible to work in the U.S., have received approval from their academic department, and meet the 2.5 GPA requirement.
  • Each student has attended four hour-long PreOp training sessions which cover professional skills, résumé and interview preparation, and employer expectations during co-ops.
  • Students are cleared to spend seven months in a full-time co-op. A seven-month co-op increases student productivity and contribution, and mitigates time and cost for training.
  • Co-op staff monitors student performance throughout the co-op to assure a successful partnership. We review student evaluations and corporate feedback to help evolve the program as industry expectations continue to change.