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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 session, a recording from a previous semester 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 fall 2023 co-op? You can submit your perfectly polished resume in the Fall 2023 Co-op application Handshake posting here
  • Need resume help? Email for an appointment or schedule an appointment using My Journey. 
  • Research companies and apply to positions using Handshake, Glassdoor, LinkedIn and other job platforms. 
  • Attend Career Fairs, employer informational sessions and other industry events on campus. Go to Handshake Events and Handshake Fairs for a complete listing. 
  • Start early with your interview preparation. The Big Interview is a great resource to learn, explore question lists, and practice. To learn more about technical interviews, this panel discussion includes information and advice from students and alumni that have successfully navigated the technical interviewing process.
  • 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?

  • Email to schedule an appointment to learn more about the co-op program. 

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 Harihara Baskaran
Civil Engineering Katie Wheaton
CE, EE, Systems David Kazdan
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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