Co-ops and Professional Development

Co-ops, Internships and Careers

Welcome to the Center for EngIneering Experiential Learning (CEEL)

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Fenn Co-op Program

The Fenn Co-op Program is a structured, academic program that integrates classroom studies with paid, productive, real-life work experiences. Students complete three to four semesters of co-op often resulting in employment with government agencies, industrial manufactures, consulting firms and other private engineering enterprises. Students receive many benefits by entering the engineering profession while still in school through co-op, such as:

  • Link classroom and workplace
  • Peer mentoring
  • Direct contact with Engaged Faculty
  • Co-Op Scholarship Opportunities
  • Network with future employers
  • Earn academic credit and certificate of completion upon graduation

Students attending the Washkewicz College of Engineering also have the option to to participate in an internship during their time at Cleveland State University. An internship is typically a one time work or service experience related to the student's major or career goal. The internship plan generally involves students working in professional settings under the supervision and monitoring of practicing professionals. Engineering internships are paid expereices, but students may or many not receive academic credit for this experience. Students that participate in this program can expect:

  • Usually a one-time work (10-12 week) assignment, during the fall, spring or summer semesters
  • Typically doesn't interfere with college classes due to timing
  • Can be full-time or part-time
  • Undergraduate Students (freshman-seniors) are eligible in most cases

If you have any questions please contact the Co-op Office

Sandra English, Co-op Manager, 216-687-6968,
Visit the Co-Op Office - Washkewicz Hall room 305


Sandra EnglisSandra and Annalise with awardsh, senior manager for the Center for Engineering Experiential Learning at Cleveland State University, has been awarded the 2018 Alvah K. Borman Award for excellence in cooperative engineering education. The award is given annually by the Cooperative Experiential Education Division of the American Society of Engineering Education and honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to advancing engineering education and experiential learning. Read more.


The E. Sam SovillE. Same Sovilla Award of Excellence - Danielle Vath (left)a Award for Excellence is the highest honor presented by the Ohio Cooperative Education Association for educational institutions and employing organizations that maintain exceptional internship and/or cooperative education programs. Pictured Danielle Vath accepting the honor on behalf of the CSU Engineering Co-op Program from Andrea Domachowski, Ohio Coperative Education Assocaition (OCEA) 2015 President.