Internship/Cooperative Education

Consistent with the expectations of employers and graduate schools, students are strongly encouraged to complete at least one significant work assignment during their tenure. An internship is typically a summer experience of two or three months, whereas, a cooperative education experience typically is for six months. These experiences enrich the students' education by providing relevant perspectives to the theory and techniques covered in the classroom. Students who take two or three relevant courses prior to or immediately after their freshman year are in a better position to take advantage of these opportunities and still complete their graduation requirements in four years. Students who have intemships and/or cooperative education experiences by their senior year are significantly more attractive to employers and typically receive superior job offers. The School of Business works closely with the Career Planning and Placement office and our corporate partners to enhance the number and quality of these internship and cooperative education experiences.

School-wide Internship Measures (PDF) »