Engagement Details

Cooperative Education (Co-op) - Alternating

 

What to Expect

Get a sneak peek at life as a full-time working professional with a paid alternating co-op experience. You will switch between a semester of full-time school and a semester of full-time work (40 hours/week) with the same employer for two to three semesters.

This engagement qualifies for these special designations:

  • GLD-Professional & Civic Engagement
  • Experiential Learning Opportunity
  • Option to appear on UofSC Experience extended transcript

Term: Fall 2021

 

Requirements

Time Commitment: 400 or more hours
Who Can Participate: Any students with required credentials (such as GPA, hours earned) can participate
Minimum Credit Hours: 15 hours or one semester completed at USC
Minimum GPA:  15 hours or one semester completed at USC

 

Engagement Benefits

How expectations are communicated:
Group orientation / class session(s)
Training manual, syllabus or rubric

Learning activities:
Apply specialized knowledge
Career readiness

Knowledge or skills developed:
Specialized knowledge and skills
Professionalism / work ethic

Who you will work with:
External agency (employer, college, school, community agency)
Professional staff member(s) on this campus

Who will communicate feedback and how:
Group / class session with professional staff
Group / class session with external supervisor

Reflection expectations:
Each student produces written reflection(s)
(1-1) session(s) with professional staff

 

Additional Information

Co-op Programs