In today's business and college market, it's important to make yourself stand out from the competition. Also referred to as an internship, Cooperative Education is a GREAT way to do just that ~ work and learn outside of the classroom and gain real world experience.
Cooperative Education/Internships are:
- Work-based learning experience
- Combination of theory and practical application
- Academic coursework that provides "real world" experience
Why should students participate?
- Gives you a competitive edge in the job market
- Provides career-related work experience
- Builds a network for future employment
- Allows you to test your chosen career
- Clarifies career goals and pathways
- Provides the opportunity to relate classroom learning to the "real world"
To begin a Cooperative Education experience, students must have:
- At least 15 college-level credits earned at Highline
- GPA of 2.0 or greater
- A plan to identify where you will intern and who will be your faculty advisor
- Current resume
- Completed copy of the Student Co-op Paperwork (Word), sometimes referred to as the "Yellow Packet."