What is a co-op?
A co-op offers students the opportunity to integrate career, social and personal development in to the educational process. It allows students to integrate classroom study with a paid work experience related to their field of study. It is recommended that a student has successfully completed one year of academic study within their program prior to completing a co-op.
Benefits to an employer
- A co-op student can help fill peak work times or temporary positions
- A co-op student works as a member of your team to assist you with achieving goals
- Employers can use co-op experiences as a recruiting tool to hire and train prospective employees
- Students will bring energy, innovation and enthusiasm to the work place
What does the employer do?
- Provide a practical work experience for the student
- Supervise and evaluate the work performance of the student
- At the end of each term, the employer completes an online evaluation of the student’s performance
- Register with NDSCS Career Services online job posting site to post available co-op experiences or career employment opportunities
NDSCS Career Services helps by offering:
- Assistance in posting available co-op experiences or career employment opportunities
- Facilitates the registration process to ensure student and employer are a good match
- Responds to questions from the student and employer
- Works as a liaison between student, employer and faculty to create policies that maintain a quality program for all participants
- Issues grade to the student once the student has completed necessary paperwork