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...

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  • 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.