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Benefits & Responsibilities

STUDENT

 

Benefits

  • Clarify your goals
  • Apply classroom learning in a professional setting
  • Work with the technology and procedures of the workplace
  • Build your professional network and resume
  • Get feedback on your professional skills

Responsibilities

  • Identify an eligible worksite
  • Complete the required co-op forms and assessments
  • Adhere to all standard requirements of the employer
  • Enroll in the Co-op Seminar (first term work experience only)
  • Maintain frequent communication with faculty advisor

EMPLOYER

 

Benefits

  • Recruit motivated employees with current training
  • Use the flexibility and diversity of interns to meet your needs
  • Participate in the planning and support of the college curriculum
  • Expand your resources for the assessment and support of potential employees

Responsibilities

  • Offer experience that is directly related to the student's career goals
  • Provide opportunities for new learning and skill development
  • A worksite supervisor must be available and willing to train, supervise, and evaluate the student, and to communicate with the college faculty advisor

FACULTY ADVISOR

 

Benefits

  • Enrich curriculum and assessment opportunities
  • Strengthen partnerships with regional employers and agencies
  • Improve employment opportunities for graduates
  • Build opportunities for integrating workplace skill standards across the curriculum

Responsibilities

  • Work with the student and the Cooperative Education Office to determine worksite eligibly
  • Work with the student to develop learning objectives
  • Maintain communication with the worksite supervisor

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM

 

Benefits

  • Facilitate collaboration with and between diverse instructional programs and faculty
  • Expanded partnerships with regional employers and agencies
  • Improved employment opportunities for graduates

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the work experience and provide administrative support services as needed
  • Upon request, assist in efforts to resolve any difficulties that might arise
  • Maintain liaison between the college and the host organization