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Cooperative Education Programs “Co op” – Work While Studying

February 8, 2018

Co-op Education

What is Co-op Education?

Co-operative education or Co-op is a program that gives students the opportunity to gain work-related experience by working while studying as part of their curriculum.

As the name suggests, Co-op programs are cooperation initiatives between higher education entities and major organizations and industry leaders in different fields that will give students academic work-related experience that will help them transition in to the workforce after they graduate.

Students enrolled in a co-op program will study full time for one semester and work full time the second semester in their field of study at least once. The program might extend for a whole year.

The time spent working for a co-op program provider will be counted towards the student’s credits.

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