Co-ops and Internships

Take your education out of the classroom and into the real world with a co-op or internship. You’ll have the opportunity to learn on the job, build your résumé, and potentially earn college credit—and a paycheck.

What is the difference between a co-op and an internship?

Both are real jobs at real companies and organizations. Co-ops, or cooperative education positions, are generally paid, provide academic credit, and are directly related to your major. Internships can be paid or unpaid and do not provide academic credit. They generally take place during the summer months between academic semesters.

How do I find a co-op or internship?

Co-ops and internships are available to School of Business and Economics students in a variety of fields—private businesses, large-scale firms, government agencies, global corporations, and more. To learn more about finding and applying for co-ops or internship that suit you, contact Brad Wagner.

Where do our students get co-ops and internships?

Ernst & YoungCummins Inc
Makela, Toutant, Hill & NardiCar & Driver Magazine
Wells FargoJPMorgan Chase
Metro MarketingDTE Energy
BoeingSentry Insurance
UMB BankLiberty Mutual Group
Lake AccountingHarley-Davidson
Heartland Business Solutions3M
Edward JonesThe Dow Chemical Company
Compellant TechAmeriprise Financial
Kerber, Rose and AssociatesFord Motor Company