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What are the Benefits for an Employer of a Co-op Student?

  • Opportunity to evaluate the potential for permanent employment based on performance rather than an interview

  • Favorable publicity on campus, affecting students outside the co-op programs as well

  • Opportunity to address lower priority projects with lower cost employees

  • Co-op students tend to progress faster, go further, and stay longer than employees who did not have a co-op experience.

  • Training costs decrease because a substantial portion is done at co-op salary rather than permanent salary.

 

How the Program Works - Employer Prospective

Employers should provide a job description and any requirements the co-op student must meet. The co-op office staff will provide resumes of those students interested in the position for pre-screening.  Interviews may be done on-campus, by phone, or on-site.  The co-op staff will arrange on-campus interviews for the employers.  Terms of employment (time period, salary, fringe benefits, transportation, etc.) are negotiated directly between the employer and the student.  A supervisor for the co-op should be designated and orientation to the company should be provided.  The supervisor should evaluate the co-op at regular intervals.  Recognizing that the co-op is a trainee, the assigned work should provide a varied experience for the co-op.  There is no obligation to hire the student for another work period or as a permanent employee. Click here for a document containing salary information based on previous co-op experiences.

 

Current and Past Co-op Employers

AC Compressor Appleton, WI
Affiliated Engineers, Inc. Madison, WI
Alfred Benesch & Company Chicago, IL; Kenosha, WI
Allen Bradley Company Richland Center, WI

Alliance Laundry Systems

Ripon, WI
Alliant Techsystems Janesville, WI
Alliant Techsystems-Accudyne Corporation Janesville, WI
Alliant Energy Cedar Rapids, IA
Alliant Utilities Madison, WI
Amana Appliances Amana, IA
American Engineering Testing, Inc. St. Paul, MN
American Engineering Testing, Inc. Schoefield, WI
American Materials, Inc. Eau Claire, WI
American Roller Company Union Grove, WI
Amerock Corporation Rockford, IL
Ametek/Lamb Electric Division Racine, WI
Amsco Fabricated Products Rice Lake, WI
Amsted Industries Chicago, IL
Amtec Corporation Janesville, WI
Anderson Corporation Bayport, MN
Ansul, Inc. Marinette, WI
Applied Technologies Lake Villa, IL
Apogee Wausau Group Wausau Metals Wausau, WI
Appleton Papers, Inc. Combined Locks, WI
Applied Microtechnology, Inc. Platteville, WI
Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, IL
Ashley Furniture Arcadia, WI
ASI Technologies Milwaukee, WI
AY Macdonald Manufacturing Company Dubuque, IA
Ayres Associates Eau Claire, WI
Barber Colman Loves Park, IL
Barnstead Thermolyne Dubuque, IA
Barr Engineering Company Minneapolis, MN
Bemis Machinery Company Sheboygan Falls, WI
Benchmark Electronics, Inc. Winona, MN
Bemis Flexible Packaging-Curwood Oshkosh, WI
Bentonite Performance Minerals Belle Fourche, SD
Besly Products Corporation South Beloit, IL
Bethlehem Steel Chesterton, IN
Black & Decker Beloit, WI
Blain Supply, Inc. Janesville, WI
Bonestroo & Associates, Inc. Mequon, WI
Borg Indak, Inc. Delvevan, WI
Braun Intertec Corporation Minneapolis, MN
Briggs and Stratton Corporation Wauwatosa, WI
Brunk Industries, Inc. Lake Geneva, WI
Bucyrus International, Inc. South Milwaukee, WI
Bukacek Construction, Inc. Racine, WI
Bushman Equipment, Inc. Butler, WI
Cabela's Distribution Center Prairie Du Chien, WI
Camcar/Techtron Rockford, IL
Cardinal FG Portage, WI
Carnes Company Verona, WI
Carroll Electric Beloit, WI
Caterpillar Peoria, IL
Cedar Corporation Menomonie, WI
CESO Inc. Dayton, OH
CGC Inc. Madison, WI
CG Schmidt, Inc. Green Bay, WI
Cherry Corporation Wakegan, IL
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company Plainfield, IL
Chippewa County Land Conservation Department Chippewa Falls, WI
Chippewa County Highway Department Chippewa Falls, WI
Chiquita Processed Foods LLC Fall River, WI
Chrysler Corporation Belvidere, IL
City of Ashland Ashland, WI
City of Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
City of Elkhorn Elkhorn, WI
City of Marshifield Marshfield, WI
City of River Falls Ashland, WI
City of Rochester Department Public Works Rochester, MN
City of Stevens Point Stevens Point, WI
City of Sun Prairie Sun Prairie, WI
City of Wisconsin Dells Wisconsin Dells, WI
Colman Motor Products Darlington, WI
Columbia Par Car Reedsburg, WI
Contestoga Rovers & Associates Chicago, IL
Consul-Tech Engineering Orange Park, FL
Cooper Power Systems Waukesha, WI
Crafted Plastics, Inc. Sheboygan, WI
CPR Engineering De Pere, WI
Crispell-Snyder, Inc. Lake Geneva, WI
J P Cullen & Sons, Inc. Janesville, WI
Cutler Hammer Division of Eaton Corporation Milwaukee, WI
Dairyland Power Cooperative La Crosse, WI
Dane County Highway Department Madison, WI
Datex-Ohmeda Madison, WI
Dayco Eastman Manitowoc, WI
Dean Foods Vegetable Company Fairwater, WI
Dean Foods Vegetable Company Green Bay, WI
Earth Tech, Inc. Milwaukee, WI
John Deere Dubuque Works Dubuque, IA
Deere & Company Moline, IL
Del Monte Corporation Plover, WI
Delphi Delco Electronics Oak Creek, WI
Dickten and Masch Manufacturing Company Nashotah, WI
DIGI Star Fort Atkinson, WI
Donaldson Company, Inc. Minneapolis, MN
Donaldson Company, Inc. Stevens Point, WI
Dorgan Associates, Inc. Madison, WI
Doskocil Food Service Company Jefferson, WI
DURA Automotive Stockton, IL
Durrant Dubuque, IA
Eagle Window & Door, Inc. Dubuque, IA
Eagle Point Software Dubuque, IA
ECG Inc. Altoona, WI
Elkay Manufacturing Lanark, IL
EMCS Design Group Milwaukee, WI
Emerson Electric Company Menominee, MI
Emerson Motor Company Sturgeon Bay, WI
ERTL Company Inc. Dyersville, IA
Exide Battery Corporation Manchester, IA
Farnsworth Group Inc. Madison, WI
Fehr-Graham & Association Freeport, IL
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Batavia, IL
FIGI's Marshfield, WI
Fischer Environmental Inc. Ripon, WI
Flambeau Plastics Baraboo, WI
Flexsteel Industries Inc. Dubuque, IA
Foth & Van Dyke Green Bay, WIM.
Freedom Plastics Inc. Janesville, WI
Friday Canning Corporation Fall River, WI
Gannett Fleming Inc. Madison, WI
Generac Power Systems Inc. Waukesha, WI
General Electric Burlington, IA
General Engineering Company Inc. Portage, WI
General Kinematics Barrington, IL
General Motors Corporation Janesville, WI
General Thermodynamics Franklin, WI
Geneva Lakes Cold Storage Inc. Darien, WI
Georgia Pacific Green Bay, WI
Geotest West Allis, WI
Gerber Products Reedsburg, WI
Giddings & Lewis Automation Technology Fond Du Lac, WI
Gilbane Building Company Chicago, IL
Giles Engineering Associates Inc. Madison, WI
Giles Engineering Associates Inc. Waukesha, WI
Glen Oak Lumber & Milling Inc. Montello, WI
GME Consultants Inc. Minneapolis, MN
Gold 'N Plump Poultry Arcadia, WI
Grede Foundries Inc. Reedsburg, WI
Greenheck Fan Corporation Schofield, WI
Hamilton Sunstrand Rockford, IL
The Hammerblow Corporation Wausau, WI
Harley Davidson Motor Company Franklin, WI
Hartley Controls Corporation Neenah, WI
Harza Engineering Company Milwaukee, WI
Henneman Jaspal Engineering Services Inc. Madison, WI
Hillshire Farm & Kahns New London, WI
HNTB Corporation Milwaukee, WI
Hoffmaster Company Oshkosh, WI
Honda Raymond, OH
Honeywell Microswitch Division Freeport, IL
Hormel Foods Corporation Austin, MN
Howard R Green Company Cedar Rapids, IA
Hufcor Inc. Janesville, WI
Huffy Sports Sussex, WI
Hunzinger Construction Brookfield, WI
Husco International Waukesha, WI
Hutchinson Technology Hutchinson, MN
IIW Engineers & Surveyors Dubuque, IA
Illinois DOT District 2 Dixon, IL

Illinois DOT District 3

Ottawa, IL
IMI Norgren Rockford, IL
IMS Infrastructure Management Services Inc. Arlington Heights, IL
Intel Corporation Rio Rancho, NM
Interactive Technologies Inc. North Saint Paul, MN
Intermet Corporation Sturtevant, WI

Exopack LLC

Tomah, WI
Interstate Power Company Dubuque, IA
Iowa DOT Engineering Division Ames, IA
JF Ahern Company Fond Du Lac, WI
Jacobs Engineering De Pere, WI
Jewell & Associates, Inc. Spring Green, WI
Kankakee County Highway Department Kankakee, IL
Kelch Corporation Cedarburg, WI
KTE Consultants Brookfield, WI
Kewaunee Nuclear Plant Kewaunee, WI
Kiewit Construction Group Phoenix, AZ
Kimberly Clark Corporation Neenah, WI
KL Engineering Inc. Madison, WI
Koch Materials Company Dubuque, IA
Kohler Company Kohler, WI
Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Company Inc. Wausau, WI
Edward Kraemer and Sons Inc. Plain, WI
Krueger International Bonduel, WI
Krueger International Green Bay, WI
Krueger International Manitowoc, WI
Landmark Engineering Group Inc. East Moline, IL
Lands End Inc. Dodgeville, WI
Laser Machining Inc. Somerset, WI
LASX Industries White Bear Lake, MN
Lehman Company & Associates Glen Ellyn, IL
Little Rapids Corporation Green Bay, WI
Little Rapids Corporation Shawano, WI
Lowe Manufacturing Company Inc. Readstown, WI
Madison Gas & Electric Company Madison, WI
Manitowoc Cranes, Inc. Manitowoc, WI
Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative Amosa, IA
Marquip LLC Phillips, WI
Maxim Technologies Inc. Wausau, WI
Mayville Engineering Company Mayville, WI
McMahon Associates Inc. Neenah, WI
Mead Paper Company Excanaba, MI
Metro Design Associates Inc. Schaumburg, IL
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Chicago, IL
Micron Technology San Jose, CA
Mid-State Contracting, Inc. Wausau, WI
Midwest Engineering Services Waukesha, WI
Miller Brewing Company Milwaukee, WI
Miller Electric Manufacturing Company Appleton, WI
Milwaukee Ductile Iron Inc. West Allis, WI
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation Brookfield, WI
Miniature Precision Components Inc. Walworth, WI
Minergy Neenah LLC Neenah, WI
Minnesota Power Duluth, MN
Mirro Corporation Manitowoc, WI
Modine Manufacturing Company McHenry, IL
Modine Manufacturing Company Racine, WI
Motorola Inc. North Brook, IL
MPC Inc. Walworth, WI
MSA Professional Services Baraboo, WI
Nercon Engineering Oshkosh, WI
Nestle USA Nutrition Division Eau Claire, WI
Noran Instruments Middleton, WI
Nord Gear Corporation Waunakee, WI
Northern Hardwoods A Mead Company South Range, MI
Northland Stainless Inc. Tomahawk, WI
Northwest Enterprises Eau Claire, WI
NTN Bower Corporation Macomb, IL
OMNI Associates Appleton, WI
OMNI Glass & Paint Inc. Oshkosh, WI
Oscar J Boldt Construction Company Appleton, WI
Oscar Mayer Foods Corporation Madison, WI
Oshkosh Truck Corporation Oshkosh, WI
Pace Industries Reedsburg, WI
Pacific Scientific Rockford, IL
Packaging Corporation of America Tomahawk, WI
Packard Instrument Company, Inc. Downers Grove, IL
Paragon Associates Inc. La Crosse, WI
Passe Engineering Spring Lake Park, MN
Pearson Engineering Madison, WI
Pella Corporation Pella, IA
Pella Corporation Carroll, IA
Pella Corporation Sioux Center, IA
Penda Corporation Portage, WI
Phonak Inc. Warrenville, IL
Pieper Electric Inc. Milwaukee, WI
Placon Corporation Madison, WI
Plastic Ingenuity Inc. Cross Plains, WI
Plexus-Technology Group, Inc. Neenah, WI
Polaris Industries Osceola, WI
Portland Cement Association Skokie, IL
Polyfab Corporation Sheboygan, WI
Power Packer Inc. Westfield, WI
Potlatch Corporation Cloquet, MN
Power Packer Westfield, WI
Powers Lake Construction Company Inc. Twin Lakes, WI
Precision Drive and Control, Inc. Monroe, WI
Prent Corporation Janesville, WI
Pressed Steel Tank West Allis, WI
Presto Products Company Appleton, WI
Pyramid Companies Rockford, IL
R A Smith and Associates Brookfield, WI
Ramaker & Associates Inc. Sauk City, WI
Ray O Vac Fennimore, WI
REI Wausau, WI
Research Products Corporation Madison, WI
RES Manufacturing Company Milwaukee, WI
RFC Engineering Inc. Ham Lake, MN
Richland Center Foundry Richland Center, WI
RITE HITE Dubuque, IA
Riverland Energy Cooperative Arcadia, WI
River Valley Testing Corporation Appleton, WI
River Valley Testing Corporation Wausau, WI
RMT Inc. Madison, WI
City of Rochester Rocheter, MN
Rockford Products Corporation Rockford, IL
Rockwell Automation Allen Bradley Richland Center, WI
Rockwell Collins Cedar Rapids, IA
Rockwell Software Inc. West Allis, WI
Ryan Incorporated Central Janesville, WI
S & S Cycle Inc. Viola, WI
Sauk County Land Conservation Department Baraboo, WI
Schenck Accurate Inc. Whitewater, WI
Schlichting & Sons Excavating Inc. Rockford, IL
Scot Industries Inc. Muscoda, WI
SEH Construction Services Rice Lake, WI
The Selmer Company Green Bay, WI
Sentry Insurance Stevens Point, WI
Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc. Chippewa Falls, WI
Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc. Rice Lake, WI
Siegel Engineering Inc. Mercer, WI
Signicast Corporation Milwaukee, WI
Smith Engineering Consultants Inc. McHenry, IL
Snap On Tools Corporation Kenosha, WI
Solutia Inc. Indian Orchard, MA
Sony Electronics Inc. San Diego, CA
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Carbondale, IL
SPX Corporation - Service Solutions Owatonna, MN
SSI Technologies Inc. Janesville, WI
Standish Industries Inc. Lake Mills, WI
STA Rite Industries Inc. Dela Van, WI
Statz Restoration & Engineering Baraboo, WI
Robert R. Stenstrom Inc. Rockford, IL
STORA ENSO North America Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Strand Associates Inc. Madison, WI
Strass-Maguire & Associates Inc. Milwaukee, WI
Strattec Security Corporation Milwaukee, WI
STS Consultants LTD Milwaukee, WI
Super Western Inc. Menomonee Falls, WI
Swiss Colony Monroe, WI
TDS Telecom Madison, WI
Technology Group Inc. Neenah, WI
Tecumseh Products Company Newholstein, WI
Tenere Inc. Dresser, WI
Textron Fastening Systems Rockford, IL
Thilmany Kaukauna, WI
3M Prairie Du Chien, WI
Titan Inc. Racine, WI
TN & Associates Milwaukee, WI
Toltz King Duvall Anderson & Associates Inc. St. Paul, MN
The Toro Company Tomah, WI
Trane Company La Crosse, WI
Trostel SEG Inc. Lake Geneva, WI
True North Engineering Solon Spring, WI
Uni-Systems Minneapolis, MN
United States Gypsum Company East Chicago, IN
Universal Silencer Stoughton, WI
URS Corporation Milwaukee, WI
US Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island, IL
US Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul, MN
US Gypsum Corporation Shoals, IN
Vernon Electric Corporation Westby, WI
Vierbicher Associates Inc. Reedsburg, WI
Village of Howard Engineering Green Bay, WI
VORG INDAK Delavan, WI
VP Buildings Evansville, WI
Waupaca County Waupaca, WI
Wausaukee Composites Inc. Wausaukee, WI
Weather Shield Manufacturing Inc. Medford, WI
West Bend Company West Bend, WI
Westbrook Associates Engineers, Inc. Spring Green, WI

Wight Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Barrington, IL
Willett Hoffmann & Associates Inc. Dixon, IL
Wisconsin Central LTD Plover, WI
Wisconsin Centrifugal Waukesha, WI
Wisconsin DOT District 2 Waukesha, WI
Wisconsin DOT District 4 Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Wisconsin Lake Schooner Education Association Milwaukee, WI
Woods Equipment Company Rockford, IL
Woodward Governor Company Rockford, IL
WRR Environmental Services Company Inc. Eau Claire, WI
Zenith Tech Inc. Waukesha, WI
Zinga Industries Inc. Reedsburg, WI






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