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Information for Students Interested in the College of Engineering, Mathematics, & Science Co-op Program at   UW-Platteville


Steps to follow if you are interested in obtaining an engineering co-op:

 

1.      Attend the College of Engineering, Mathematics & Science (EMS) Co-op  Informational  

         Meeting.  (Click on upcoming events for date and location of this meeting) NOTE:   

         Career Center staff will be attending to assist with questions.

 

2.      Pick-up Co-op Procedure Information from 149 Ottensman Hall if you cannot attend the   

         Informational Meeting.

                       

3.      Make an appointment with the Career Center staff to review/create your resume,   

                    discuss interview techniques, and/or schedule a mock interview (342-1183).

           

4.      After you have met with a Career Center staff member, you will register in UWPioneer  

         Career Network:

    • Student Profile

    • Resume

    • References (three are recommended) 

    • You must indicate if you are seeking an EMS co-op position and what semester under "Additional Info” in your Profile.

5.      Once you have registered in UWPioneer Career Network, you will not be active for a 

         co-op position until your status is approved by the College of EMS Student Services Office, 149 Ottensman.  Please 

         allow 2-3 days for approval and access in UWPioneer Career Network.

 

6.      Review and apply for co-op positions in your area of study on the UWPioneer Career  

         Network.  Read position descriptions carefully.  Apply only to those positions where you  

         meet the qualifications.

 

7.     CHECK DAILY:

           UWPioneer Career Network for communications from employers and/or new job postings

    • Co-op and major Department’s Bulletin Board for new possibilities

    • UWP e-mail accounts - If you do not use your UWP e-mail account as your primary source, you will need to make sure that it will roll over.

           

            IMPORTANT: REMEMBER TO RESPOND TO ALL EMAILS

 

8.         SCHEDULING OF INTERVIEWS

             If selected by employer on UWPioneer Career Network, sign up for a time to

             interview.

 

9.         HOMEWORK

    • Review literature on employers/companies located in Career Center.

    • Review websites on employers/companies.

    • Check calendar for events.  We strongly suggest if interviewing with employer, that you attend their Employer Information Session.

    • Establish your list of interview questions.

            INTERVIEW

                Double Check:

      • Date

      • Time                          

      • Location

      • Cancellation and No Show Policy

    • Appropriately dressed

    • Bring extra resumes, unofficial copies of transcripts, and references 

    • Bring your interview questions

    • Collect business cards from interviewer(s)

 

10.       AFTER INTERVIEW:

    • Send or email a formal/professional "thank you" letter to each interviewer within 24 hours

    •  Watch e-mails for communications from companies (be sure to respond)

 

11.       SECOND INTERVIEWS

    • On-site interviews as required

      • Be sure to ask for proper dress

      • Bring interview questions (This could be a new set of questions.)

      • Bring copies of resumes, unofficial copies of transcripts, and references (approximately 6 of each)

    • Collect business cards for "thank you" letters

    • Send or email formal/professional "thank you" letters

 

12.      ACCEPTING A POSITION:

  • If you have any questions about accepting a co-op position, see Jean Olson   in the Student Services Office, 149 Ottensman Hall.

  • Bring copy of an official offer letter from the company to the College of EMS Student Services Office, 149 Ottensman.

  • Go to Financial Aid Office, Brigham Hall, if applicable

  • You will be removed from Co-op status in UWPioneer Career Network.

 

            Do Co-op...........Have Fun.......... Problems/Questions...Contact us

 

           

NOTE:  Check on your personal medical insurance to determine if you have coverage while on co-op.  You may wish to check with your parent(s), your co-op employer (to see if they provide coverage), or with Student Health Services, Royce Hall, about the private health care insurance available through UWP.                 

 

IF YOU OBTAIN AN INTERNATIONAL CO-OP, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS.  SEE JEAN OLSON, COLLEGE OF EMS STUDENT SERVICES OFFICE, 149 OTTENSMAN.

 

 

Below you will find links that will help you to prepare for a co-op experience.

Past Student Co-op Testimonials 

Guidelines for Resumes

Career Search Letters

Password Self Service

Salary Information

 

 

 

 

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