Welcome to the College of
Engineering, Mathematics, and Science Cooperative Engineering Program!
What is Cooperative
Cooperative Education (Co-op) is one form of an experiential
learning opportunity. Co-op is also a plan of education that actively
combines classroom learning and on-the-job experience by alternating periods of
study and work. The work period is spent in full-time employment with
private industry or governmental agencies. The work assignment exposes the
student to a variety of experiences and is closely related to his/her field of
study and career goals.
How Does the Co-op Program Work?
Students with an
overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0
scale and that have competed 30 credits are eligible. Some
requested co-op students who have had particular course completion
prior to the co-op experience. Other Employers suggest multiple term
co-ops. The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Career Center works
closely with the co-op Program to assist students looking for positions.
Go to the The Career Center website to get started in a Cooperative program today!
How Does Co-op Benefit the Student?
A Co-op experience provides the opportunity to:
Confirm Career Choices
Apply Classroom Studies
Learn Specialized Engineering Skills
Obtain Valuable Work Experience, Enhancing
Job Opportunities After Graduation
Gain Confidence In One's Own Abilities and
Earn Money for Financing Education
Enhance Better Personal and Team Building
Develop Mature Attitudes Toward Assuming
Starting salary upon graduation
is usually higher than those students that have not participated
in the co-op program.
The University of
Wisconsin-Platteville Engineering Cooperative Education programs offers
cooperative education (co-op) opportunities for students pursuing degrees in the
For more information visit the website - http://www.daad.de/rise/en/
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