Co-op

What is a Co-op? (Cooperative Educational Experience) UConn Co-ops are full-time, paid positions that last approximately 4-6 months, over the course of a semester, during which students do not typically take classes. Students participating in a co-op experience maintain their full-time UConn student status. Official enrollment in the Center for Career Development’s Co-op Program gives students the option to opt out of campus housing and meal plans without penalty, and full tuition is waived in place of a smaller continuing education fee. Co-op students are eligible to list the Co-op experience on their official transcript and have the option to take up to six credits while participating. What is the difference between a Co-op, Internship, and Part-Time Job? Click here to find out! For more information regarding specific policies, or if you have recently accepted a co-op position, please contact careercoop@uconn.edu.  

Resources

A Part-Time Job vs. an Internship or Co-op
Steps to Arrange a Co-op with the Career Center
UConn Career Center Co-op Process, Policies, & Procedures

Co-op stands for Cooperative Education and references a 4-8 month work experience …

Find a Co-op

The Center for Career Development has many resources that will help you get started in your search for a Co-op …