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During your co-op

  • Request a meeting with your supervisor to go over your learning objectives
  • Make sure all required information has been entered in your Co-op Experiences form in Handshake, including your supervisor's name and contact information
  • Check your email address on a regular basis for co-op friendly reminders and updates
  • Complete the co-op mid and final evalutaions
  • Complete the final co-op self reflection paper
  • Update your resume including your co-op experience

Important Dates

Meeting these deadlines is important to maintain full time student status while on co-op and to successfully complete the co-op course requirements.

Jan 26th                        Last day to register for co-op in SIS and complete the Experience Form in Handshake
March 5/April 2nd Spring only students: midterm evaluations are due March 5th. Spring/summer students: midterm evaluations are due April 2nd
April 30th/Aug 2nd Spring only students: final evaluation, self reflection paper, and updated resume due April 30th. Spring/summer students must turn these in by August 2nd 

Please note:

You are required to notify the co-op staff of any changes in your co-op, including supervisor change or location change. 

You are NOT permitted to leave your co-op early for any reason without the permission of the co-op director. If you experience any problems with you co-op, you must notify the co-op director immediately. 

Self-reflection paper:

  1. Your self-reflection paper should be 1-2 pages in length. Be sure to include:
  2. Your name, major and the date
  3. Your co-op work term (summer/fall or fall)
  4. Name of the company and area/division
  5. A brief description of your work assignment(s)
  6. A brief description of what you learned and skills you gained
  7. Any integration of coursework to the position
  8. Reflections, impressions and evaluation of your experience
  9. When finished, upload your paper to your Co-op Experience form in Handshake. To access your Experience form, log into your Handshake account and go to  "Career Center" then click on "Experiences". You should see your Co-op Experience form and click on the blue box that says "view details" to access your form. Once there, click on the blue box titled “New Attachment” and upload your paper there! 

Returning to campus:

Attend a welcome back event when you return to campus! RSVP in Handshake