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Finding a Co-op

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Office of Co-op and Career Services

The The Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education should be your first stop when preparing for your co-op jobs. They offer a variety of services, including:

  • Handshake has a list of full-time and co-op opportunities that are pre-approved by the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
  • Co-op Orientation and Information Sessions (required) to get you started
  • 1-on-1 advising sessions
  • Resume and interview workshops
  • Annual Career Fairs
  • Recruiting Events

Contact Stephanie Ryan (, the Software Engineering coordinator, for more information.


Other Resources

  • Network with your classmates
  • Watch for company visits to Society of Software Engineers meetings, and other events on campus
  • Talk to a faculty member
  • Talk to your academic advisor

If you find a position through your network, you should be in touch with Stephanie as soon as you have been offered an interview. Stephanie and her office will double-check that the opportunity is legitimate and that it will count for co-op credit. You will need to provide the following information:

1. Company name
2. Company address
3. Name of contact, with a phone number and email to reach him/her
4. Description of the duties of the position