What is a co-op?

Co-ops involve alternating work sessions and full-time course study. Students involved in co-ops often participate in multiple work terms.

Co-ops provide an opportunity for employers to work with students for a longer period of time allowing students to become more involved with in-depth projects and work assignments.

When students complete a co-op as part of their academic program, they enter the workforce with solid industry experience.

College of Science and Engineering co-op programs

Co-ops are managed by academic departments in the college. The structure and the requirements to participate can vary among each program. Contact individual departments to learn more.

If you have questions about connecting with academic departments or are recruiting across multiple majors, contact CSE Employer Relations at 612-624-4090 or csecareer@umn.edu.