Students

Co-ops and Internships

Co-ops and internships are an effective way for students to gain off-campus work experience that
compliments their academic education.  One of the best ways to determine if a major is right for you is to work in that field.  Experiential learning is a valuable experience for career exploration. Find out what you like, and just as important, find out what you don’t like. 

A co-op is a joint venture between the student, the University and the employer, and lasts a
minimum of one academic semester. Students earn credit in an on line course where they reflect on
professional growth and work experiences while interacting with Career Services staff and other co-op students.

An internship is arranged by the student and the employer. It typically occurs during the summer
and may be eligible for credit.

The Enterprise Program, undergraduate research, and project experience can provide experiential learning right on campus.

 “My co-op helped me explore a whole new area in automotive engineering. It also helped me improve my communication and negotiations skills with suppliers.”

Sia Prudhvi Nagireddy Mechanical Eng Co-op at Daimler Trucks North America - Portland, OR
Sia Prudhvi Nagireddy
Mechanical Eng Co-op at Daimler Trucks North America - Portland, OR