To be more successful in their search for a co-op position, students are encouraged to do the following:
- All students interested in co-ops must meet
with the Engineering Cooperative Education Manager to discuss
the program, potential professional positions, and begin resume
preparation prior to the start of the co-op search. It is best
to begin this a minimum of one semester prior to the intended
co-op semester. Six months prior to the projected co-op date
- Students must complete the co-op application and be accepted
into the co-op program.
- The student is responsible for submitting an approved, professional
resume to www.CSUcareerline.com
- The student should be aware of the potential professions that
interest her/him as she/he proceeds in academic learning. These
need to be considered when selecting a co-op site.
- Meet with the faculty mentor upon acceptance into the program.
Note: the Cooperative Education Curriculum is arranged to allow
students to begin co-op work the summer after completion of
the sophomore year.
- Consider membership in professional organizations and take
a leadership role.
- It is suggested that the student review the job description
with their faculty mentor to ensure that the position is a good
- With the assistance of the Co-Op Office, students and employers will mutually schedule interviews and
screening. It is important that students respond to all communications
from the employer. If the student is not interested in the position,
it is still important to present themselves as professionals
and representatives of the Fenn College of Engineering, as this
may effect future opportunities.
- Students must report all offers, and subsequent acceptance
of a co-op to the Engineering Cooperative Education Coordinator
within one week of accepting the offer. This is important in
preventing the studentís resume from being sent to other employers.
- Students must report any positions declined.
- Students must register for all co-ops (ESC 300/400) prior to the
start of the work opportunity. College registration deadlines
must be adhered to when registering for a co-op. At the completion
of a co-op assignment, the student must complete all assignments:
a final report, evaluations, and review of objectives with faculty
- A member of the Co-op Staff, the Associate Dean or a Faculty
member will meet with the student and employer approximately
half way through the work period. If an in person meeting is
not possible, they will establish phone contact with the student
and employer. The purpose will be to review the student's progress
against his/her objectives, the student's evaluation of the
position and the employer's evaluation of the student's performance
to date. The goal is to resolve any issues and ensure that the
co-op position is a learning experience for the student.