Internships, Co-ops, and Practical Training Options are Key to Student Success
Internships and cooperative education (co-op) experiences are some of the most meaningful college experiences. An internship or co-op offers a great opportunity for students to connect classroom learning to “real-world” settings, and to earn college credit and wages to help pay expenses. For employers, it is a way to augment staff and to build a pipeline of talented entry-level employees. The College of Business Administration (CBA) offers undergraduate internship and co-ops, as well as graduate-level opportunities in an Industrial Graduate Assistantship program. A full-time Coordinator of Internships Nichole Grambo assists undergraduates, graduates and employers alike through the internship/co-op experience.
Earning College Credit with Internships and Co-Ops
Students who participate in internships and co-ops can receive college credit. Co-ops are reflected on transcripts as a Credit/No credit class and internships are reflected as a three-credit elective. Both internships and co-ops have some related academic requirements. Graduate students are limited to internship opportunities. There is no co-op option available for graduate students.
The undergraduate internship course is a 3-credit-hour course, and students will be assessed the University tuition rate for those 3 credits. Graduate internships may range from 1-3 credits. Students registered for the co-op course will be assessed a $55.00 course registration fee. If you have questions about the course for which you should register, please contact the Coordinator of Internships at firstname.lastname@example.org. Even if you do not want to earn course or co-op credit for the experience, you should still report all internships to the Internship Coordinator.