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Getting Started

If you haven't accepted a co-op yet but are interested in applying to the co-op program, you are required to attend a co-op information session at the beginning of the semester prior to starting a co-op. If you have missed the co-op information sessions for fall 2020, a recording can be found here. You can RSVP for a co-op info session in Handshake Events

Here's an example of items reviewed during the co-op information session:

  • Seeking a spring 2021 co-op: Apply to the co-op program by September 20th in Handshake Jobs. Click here to view a step by step guide on how to create this application.
  • Research companies and apply to positions! The Post Graduate Planning & Expereintial Education office has some great resourses in My Career (Handshake, Career Shift, etc). Here's a flyer with some job search strategy tips. 
  • Attend Career Fairs, employer informational sessions and other industry events on campus. Go to Handshake Events for a complete listing. 
  • Create a perfectly polished resume and upload it to Handshake. The co-op office offers walk-in hours and appointments for help. The Post Graduate Planning & Experiential Education office offers Career Lab and appointments for help. 
  • Network with employers and alumni in LinkedIn and the Alumni Career Network. 
  • Meet with a co-op faculty advisor in your department or your advisor to map out a graduation plan with co-op to determine the best time for you to co-op. Here is an example of a former co-op student's graduation plan

Couldn't attend an info session?

  • View our informational presentation by clicking here, schedule an appointment with a co-op staff member or stop by during co-op walk-in hours. 

Already accepted a co-op?

Please notify the co-op office and RSVP for a co-op orientation meeting in Handshake Events one semester prior to starting your co-op. Co-op orientation meetings are required for all first time co-op students. 

Seeking a second Co-op?

If you haven't accepted an offer yet, please reapply to the co-op program a semester prior to starting a co-op by submitting a co-op application in Handshake Jobs. Click here to view a step by step guide on how to create this application. You don't have to attend another info session.

If you already accepted an offer for a second co-op, click here for your next steps and scroll to the Accepting a second or third co-op heading. 


Co-op Faculty Advisor Contact Information

Department Contact Email
Biomedical Engineering Sam Senyo
Chemical Engineering Uzi Landau
Civil Engineering Kurt Rhoads
CE, EE, Systems Ken Loparo
Computer Science Vincenzo Liberatore
Macro/Polymer Science Gary Wnek
Materials Science John Lewandowski
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Paul Barnhart
Engineering Physics & Physics Mike Martens








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