Report Writing Directions

On each report you submit, please include the following:

  1. Your Name
  2. Employer Name
  3. UW-Stout Faculty Mentor Name
  1. Co-op Term (Start and End Dates)
  2. Date of Report
  3. Number of Report (1 of 3, 2 of 5, etc)

INTERIM REPORTS 

Respond to each of the following six statements for all reports except the final report.

  1. List your job duties. Be specific.
  2. Are you experiencing a relevant and challenging use of your abilities? Explain in terms of training received, responsibilities given, and your professional growth.
  3. Describe progress being made in reaching your objectives. Address objectives and achievements separately. If objectives have been modified, explain.
  4. How do you feel your experience has helped you to gain a better understanding of your area of interest?
  5. Are you satisfied with the communication and contact which you have with your on-the-job supervisor? If not, what steps are you planning and taking to improve your on-the-job communication/supervisory contact?
  6. Is there any way in which your faculty mentor or the co-op office can be of additional help to you?

FINAL REPORT 

The final report should be a comprehensive analysis of your learning, covering the entire co-op. It should consist of a title page, a table of contents, and the main body. The final report should be 6-10 pages of narrative, typed, grammatically correct, and very well done. The following issues should be addressed.

  1. A general history of the organization.
  2. The relationship of your position to the organization as a whole.
  3. The regular duties you were expected to perform.
  4. The relationship of your co-op to the courses you have taken at UW-Stout. Also, discuss courses you plan to take in the future that would better prepare you for your career.
  5. What you learned about yourself as a result of this co-op.
  6. What type of career is now more attractive to you as a result of this experience?

Your report due dates will be given by your faculty mentor when you talk with them. Make sure you hold on to these dates!! It is highly recommended that you print out these directions (Word DOC) and fill in the report due dates. Get the Word document File here

To submit your reports please log onto your Profile on Stout Careerlink, (your User Name is your Stout Email, your Password is Stout ID# - unless you’ve changed it).  Then choose "My Account" -> "My Documents".  Scroll down to Co-op Reports and select Upload File.  Select the file to upload, name this document and submit.  It is recommended that file-names be submitted with report number and your name in the Document Name field.  Example: Report 1 – James Stout.  If you have problems logging on, please contact us and we will help you!

After submitting your Co-op report, a message will automatically be sent to both your mentor and the Co-op Email stating that your report has been uploaded.  This system allows all paperwork activity to be electronically tracked.

Please note that you will always be able to log onto your Profile and see your reports.

When uploading reports please take the time to update your Co-op information; such as your address, phone number, etc.

Or, sent via mail by their due date to:
UW-Stout Career Services
103 Administration Building
712 South Broadway
Menomonie, WI 54751-0790

Or, FAXED to: 715-232-3595

For your protection, keep a copy of each report until you receive a final letter grade.