Cooperative Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stout is part of a nationwide university program that integrates career-related work experience with academic coursework. UW-Stout’s Cooperative Education Program is centrally coordinated through the Career Services office in cooperation with the academic departments of the university.
The Co-op program supports UW-Stout’s polytechnic designation by providing students the opportunity to experience an active and applied focus on learning in their professional field. The success of the Co-op program is based on a framework of collaborative partnerships between employers, students, and the university. Participating in Co-op is not about getting a job, but rather it is a programmatic approach to intellectual and professional growth and career success that demands continual learning and integration.
Basic Requirements for a Co-op position:
- Paid work experience (hourly/stipend)
- Work a minimum of 320 total hours (per semester of enrollment)
- Position is related to major and approved by faculty