How to create a successful program

Plan the assignment in advance

  • Include a major project that will challenge the student

Provide a suitable orientation

  • Provide background knowledge that will contribute to the student's understanding of the company and its policies
  • Inform co-ops/interns of outstanding departmental work projects

Supervise the student

  • Guide each student by designing meaningful learning objectives; give direction when needed
  • Treat the student as you would any other member of your department
  • Require the Co-op/Intern to meet all personnel regulations and policies
  • Provide the student with the company employee handbook. Explain policies and hold the student(s) to the same rules as other employees where legally possible

Evaluate the student

  • Evaluate the student's performance and share your observations as often as possible (orally and in writing)

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