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Engineering Co-op Program

Cooperative Education is a structured method of combining classroom-based education with practical work experience. Commonly known as "Co-op", these experiences are full-time (40 hours per week) and require students to alternate a minimum of three academic semesters of work with progressive levels of responsibility. Co-op experiences are paid positions supervised by a professional in a similar field. Co-op experiences are extremely rewarding to the student, university and the employer. There are numerous benefits associated with Co-op:

·Acquire new skills and apply those learned in the classroom

·Explore potential career interests

·Develop professional work habits and improve human relations skills

·Gain practical, on-the-job, career-related experience prior to graduation

·Improve chances for permanent employment

·Help defray the costs of education  

·Builds a positive relationship between the institution and local businesses

·Access to state-of-the-art equipment and technology at workplace

·Keeps college curriculum up-to-date with industry trends

Currently, the ENGR Co-op Program is only available to students pursuing the mechanical concentration. For more details, please log-in to ECU CareerNET and view the "ENGR Co-op" documents located in the Resource Library on your homepage.