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ECS Career Co-op Information

What is Cooperative Education?

Traditionally, cooperative education is the practice of alternating a student’s studies with paid professional work related to their major. Co‐op was invented at the University of Cincinnati in 1906.  

How do I Qualify to do a Co‐op?

Co‐op is open to juniors, seniors and graduate students who meet the minimum GPA requirement as set by their major department. Co‐op is an internship with duties that directly relate to the student’s major.

Co-op Registration Process

for Engineering and Computer Science Students

Units
If you work full-time you can earn up to (12) undergraduate units and (9) graduate units. International students must sign up for (12) units if undergraduate and (9) units if graduate.

Enrollment
The Director of ECS Internship and Career Services will work with your academic department to enroll students in the proper course, section, and units.

Please email Neysa Bush the following required information and attachments:

  • A copy of your offer letter. This letter is written by the employer and must include the company name and address, your position title, salary, co-op 195A start and completion date, number of hours you will be working per week, a short position description, the address where you will be working, and the employer’s signature.
  • Your most recent transcript (official or unofficial accepted)
  • Your resume
  • A copy of your signed Declaration of Policies for Off-Campus Learning Experiences
  • A copy of your signed Statement of Understanding
  • In your email please make sure to note your class registration date (date and time), the number of course units you wish to obtain and the number of units you are currently enrolled in at the present time (not including expected co-op units).

Upon completion of your co-op experience, submit the evaluation to obtain your 195A grade:

Electrical and Electronic Engineering/ Computer Engineering Students: Please follow these instructions.

Computer Science Students: Please follow the instructions given by your 195A instructor.