UTC Co-op: A Partnership
- Complete a file in the Co-op Office.
- Actively participate in your co-op position or internship search.
- Apply only to co-op assignments that are directly related to your major.
- Remain in contact with the Co-op Office throughout all stages, job seeking and working, of the co-op and intern process.
- Be professional both as a job seeker and as a working student.
- Register for co-op work experience before each work period.
- Honor your employer's job offer.
- Submit required work reports and evaluations to the Co-op Office by deadlines. Also, set up a work site visit with your co-op coordinator and supervisor.
- Maintain your GPA.
- Earn the invitation to return for subsequent work assignments.
- Follow all employer and/or co-op policies.
As a partner in the UTC co-op process, our employers are expected to:
- Provide challenging assignments that relate to the student's curriculum and career goals and which provide opportunities for increased responsibility.
- When seeking to fill a co-op or intern position, write a thorough job description and submit it to the Co-op Office.
- Establish job requirements and hours to be worked before the student is hired.
- Identify and appoint an immediate supervisor for the co-op/intern position.
- After hiring decisions are made, provide the student and the UTC Co-op Office with a written offer letter.
- Provide the student with a thorough orientation when they begin working.
- Advise the university coordinator of any concerns or problems regarding the student's work assignment or environment.
- Provide encouragement and offer immediate, constructive feedback to the student.
- At the end of academic semester, complete UTC's formal student evaluation.
In order to make this co-op partnership work between the University, the student and the employer, the UTC Co-op Office will:
- provide information to employers about UTC's Cooperative Education Program and the variety of ways that an employer may hire a UTC student;
- help students develop the necessary job search, communication, and interview skills to compete in the job market and counsel them in their career development;
- discuss co-op/internship opportunities with all qualified students and help the students measure each with the student's career goals;
- refer all qualified candidates to employers by sending a student recommendation that includes the UTC recommendation form, student's resume, transcript, and company application (if needed);
- arrange for on-campus interviews (if desired);
- provide UTC co-op student salary information to interested employers;
- continue to develop new co-op/intern opportunities for UTC students and work with employers to identify the best UTC students for their co-op positions.