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Genine Apidone 
Director of Cooperative Education 
Nord Hall, Room 312
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Tel: 216-368-5119

Student walk-in hours:
Wed/Thur 11:00am  - 2:00pm
August 28th - December 20th 


Next Steps

Once you've accepted a co-op, your next steps include:
Register to attend a co-op orientation session in Handshake. If possible, bring a laptop with you to the session. Also, bring an electronic copy of your offer letter as well as the name of your supervisor, your supervisor's phone number and email address. You can also start drafting your Co-op Experience form in Handshake. Click here to view a step-by-step guide on how to create this form. Information covered during orientation will include:

  • How to register for your co-op to maintain your full time student status
  • Co-op policies
  • Co-op course assignments and requirements
  • Professional etiquette 
  • Communication with the co-op staff during your co-op
  • Health and counseling insurance options
  • Co-op learning objectives

If you missed the orienation sessions, schedule an appointment to meet with the co-op director. 

Dropping classes
If you registered for classes before you accepted your co-op, you will need help to drop them. There is a security feature in SIS that doesn't allow you to go down to 0 credits without permission. Simply register for your co-op in SIS then send an email to with the subject heading "I need help dropping my classes". The co-op staff will then connect you with the right person in the registrar's office to drop your classes.