Friday, October 15, 2021

Connect with the CSE Career Center to learn about co-op opportunties

The CSE Engineering Co-op Program provides students with hands-on experience working as an engineer. Co-ops are generally more in-depth than traditional internships, and students commit to working 40 hours per week for two semesters. Co-op students receive competitive pay, earning an average wage of $20/hour. Submit a student interest form to learn more and get support for your co-op search.
Do a co-op!

The CSE Co-op Program provides students with hands-on experience working as an engineer in a position related to their major under the guidance and supervision of experienced engineers. Co-ops differ from internships in that students commit to working 40 hours per week for two semesters, usually a consecutive spring/summer or summer/fall. 

During the co-op experience, students earn credit for CSE 4896 (two credits) and CSE 4996 (two credits) that can be applied to their major’s technical credit requirements. Co-op students are paid competitively, earning an average wage of $20/hour.

Co-ops are generally more in-depth than traditional internships and offer students a higher level of responsibility. Co-op students have more time to devote to long-term projects and contribute a great deal to their company giving them an advantage in the competitive workforce.

The Engineering Co-op Program is open to engineering students in the following majors:
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Industrial and systems engineering
  • Materials science and engineering
  • Mechanical engineering

  • Students in other majors should check with their departments for co-op opportunities.

    If you are interested in beginning a co-op in the spring or summer of 2022, submit a Student Interest Form. Once the form has been submitted, the CSE Career Center will begin regularly emailing you about open co-op opportunities and offer job search support.

    Learn more about the co-op program, eligibility, and the application process on the Engineering Co-op Program website. You can also view the recording of a recent Co-op Program information session.

    If you have any questions, please contact the CSE Career Center at csecareer@umn.edu

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    Engineering Co-op Program
    University of Minnesota
    csecareer@umn.edu
    cse.umn.edu/career