Application and Acceptance of Students
Students interested in participating in the Co-op program must attend an Information/Registration Meeting. In-depth information about participation in the program will be discussed at the meeting.
Students must apply for admission into the Co-op program during the second semester of their sophomore year. This enables them to plan the remaining two years of their academic career and enables them to start work either during the winter session of their junior year, or during the summer between their junior and senior year. Students must have approval of the Co-op coordinator prior to the first work term. A declared Civil or Environmental engineering major by the end of sophomore year is required to participate. Students will be evaluated by the department’s Co-op coordinator and will be informed of their acceptance into the program prior to the end of their sophomore year.
Students selected to participate in the program will be required to attend a series of workshops aimed at preparing students for a successful internship experience.
How Students Find Co-op Opportunities
If you are accepted into the Co-op program, the Co-op Coordinator and the Career Services liaison will work with you to help you find a position. Students who stick with the program, utilize the resources available, and conduct a strategic search with the help of staff typically find a Co-op position.
In addition to the numerous partner organizations from the local and Mid-Atlantic region recruiting Co-op students through “on-campus recruiting,” there are hundreds, maybe thousands of potential Co-op employers for you to consider. If you are interested in working for an employer not represented through “on-campus recruiting,” we encourage you to initiate an independent job search for a Co-op position, in addition to on-campus recruiting. This search should begin during the fall semester of your junior year.