Cooperative Education and Placement Services Center
The Cooperative Education and Placement Services Center has the major objective of assisting students and alumni with their employment related needs. The Center is composed of four interlocking components: Career Awareness; Job Location and Development (JLD); Cooperative Education (Co-Op)/Internships; and Career Planning and Placement. The Career Awareness component is available to students of all academic levels and is especially designed for undecided majors and/or those individuals who would like to chart new career directions. The JLD component is designed to assist students in locating employment opportunities that will assist them in financing their education. AR students enrolled at the University are eligible to participate in this component. The Co-Op portion of the Cooperative Education/Internships component is designed to integrate theoretical classroom learning with practical on-the-job application in all academic disciplines. To be eligible for placement in Co-Op positions (or paid career related experiences), students must have completed a minimum of 30 semester credit hours with a minimum overall GPA of 2.00. The Internships portion of this component is designed to locate both paid and unpaid opportunities relevant to academic majors and minors. Internships are available to students at all academic levels and, generally, have some type of GPA requirement. The objective of the Career Planning and Placement component is to provide support services that will enhance the abilities of students to make self evaluations, determine career directions, acquire job seeking skills, prepare for employment and graduate school interviews, and secure job placements.
The Center is located in Room 150 of the Fairchild Building. For further information, students should call (713)-313-7142.