Engineering Cooperative Education
Wilkes University has a specialized co-op program for students who major in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and engineering management. The program allows engineering co-ops to work on a full-time basis to maximize the benefit to them and their employers.
- Wilkes University Co-op Students...
- are screened to meet academic grade-point and course-work requirements, and have achieved junior status.
- receive training in professional ethics and expectations, and receive state-of-the-art laboratory experience and advanced university preparation for engineering positions.
- are available for full-time spring co-ops (January-May), which may be extended through the summer if such employment arrangements are beneficial to both the employer and the student.
- are required to write technical reports and complete a final academic project and an on-campus professional presentation related to the co-op experience.
- How Employers Can Participate...
- Start by contacting the Wilkes University Office of Cooperative Education and Internships. A staff representative will answer your questions, and if possible, arrange a visit to your organization.
- Tell us about the position(s) you offer by using the co-op announcement form we will send to you after our initial contact.
- Your Organization Will Benefit By...
- gaining access to pre-screened workers proficient in the latest technologies.
- establishing an effective recruiting tool for future full-time hiring.
- gaining enhanced human-resources flexibility with effective short-term employees.
- establishing a strong network with Wilkes Engineering students and faculty.
- gaining energetic and motivated engineers who can bring fresh ideas and perspectives to your work site.
- getting assistance with adjunct staff needs, research studies, and special projects.
- conducting an Independent Co-op Search.