Should I Start a Co-op Program at my Company?

May 23, 2016

Helen Oloroso, Assistant Dean and Director of the McCormick Office of Career Development, offers some helpful advice for employers considering starting a co-op program, and answers employers' most frequently asked questions:

What are the benefits of starting a co-op program?
The principal benefit is having longer-term experience with a student where he or she develops over time, as opposed to a brief, fixed amount of time with an intern. With co-op, there is an opportunity to get to know a student beyond the honeymoon period. You get a chance to see how consistent they are and how they roll with the punches, which is important if you might be considering for a full-time role.

View the full article by Northwestern McCormick School of Engineering for more information on starting a co-op program at your company.

Northwood University Partnership:
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