Co-ops and Professional Development

Why Co-op?

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Top 10 Benefits of Participating in the Fenn Co-op Program: 

  1. Complete full-time, PAID, work experiences that are relevant to your major.

  2. Test if the degree you are pursuing is right for you by working in the field you intend to pursue after graduation.

  3. Gain a better understanding of how the theories you are learning in your classes are related to real life engineering projects and problems.

  4. Learn how to market yourself to employers via the development of resumes, cover letters, thank you notes, and interviewing skills. 

  5. Participate in multiple networking/hiring events throughout the year.

  6. Have access to a professor in your major, and co-op staff to assist with any questions and concerns you may have while on co-op.

  7. Gain exposure and learn about how to conduct yourself in a professional environment.

  8. Enhance your professional verbal and written communication skills.

  9. Work with and alongside professional engineers in your field, professionals who work in other fields, and students from other universities at your co-op company.

  10. Have the company you are co-opping at consider you for full-time, after graduation employment!