What is the cooperative (co-op) education program at US Colleges? ¶
By: firstname.lastname@example.org on Feb. 8, 2020, 7:34 a.m.
What is the cooperative (co-op) education program at US Colleges?
By: Shveta on Feb. 15, 2020, 1:44 a.m.
A co-op education, also known as a co-operative college program, is a program at a college that requires an actual job experience in your major. You earn credit along with a salary during your employment.
Almost all programs are full-time experience however programs vary at each university. Some will extend the college graduation to 5 years and some will keep it at 4 years. The extra time typically means you will graduate with more experience than those in the 4 year program.
Because it is required, the university is very active in providing resources and connections to obtain employment. This is different from internships because most internship programs are optional. Many times corporations will offer employment to the students from the co-op college after graduation. And even if they do not, you graduate with relevant work experience to put on your resume.