Cleveland State University

Career Services Center

Cooperative Education

Why Join Co-op

Research shows that Co-op:

  • Helps improve GPA
  • Develops professional skills
  • Enhances your career portfolio
  • Helps you choose a career best suited for you
  • Allows you to develop a network for future career leads
  • Provides additional academic credit
  • Enables students to earn career-related income while in school

Our students tell us that one of the best things about having a Co-op experience is the chance to test drive a possible career.

Rosa was a Nursing major who thought she wanted to work in a hospice environment because she liked helping elderly people, so she took a co-op position doing that sort of work.  Poignantly, she realized that the hospice also cared for infants and children.  She realized that she would be happier working in a nursing home environment, but she never would have discovered this without her Co-op experience.

Anthony was a Political Science major who was undecided about his plans after graduation.  He took a Co-op position in a computer company and discovered a talent for technical writing.  He went on to a career in that field—one he knew nothing about until he was introduced to it through Co-op.

Talk to a Career Coordinator today about what Co-op can do for you.  Call us at 216.687.2233.

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Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 7:30am-6:00pm
Friday 7:30am-5:00pm
Campus Location
Rhodes West, Room 280
1860 East 22nd Street
Phone: 216.687.2233
Toll Free: 888.CSUOHIO
Satellite Office
College of Urban Affairs, UR 209
Monday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Mailing Address
Cleveland State University 2121
Euclid Avenue, RW 280
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

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