Cooperative Education is education based upon a cooperative arrangement between Meredith College, students, and employers. A co-op is designed to integrate academic study with paid career-related job experiences. ACP facilitates the co-op program which offers perks such as:
- Earn while you learn
- Experience a semester/summer long job.
- Receive 1 to 4 credit(s) through COE 302 or COE 403 (150 hours/semester for each credit hour)
- Build your resume and contacts in your field of interests
- May work full-time, part-time or only during the summer.
- Must be at least a sophomore with an overall GPA of 2.0
- Graduate students must have successfully completed at least three hours at Meredith.
- A total of 2 co-op experiences during your undergraduate/graduate studies is allowed.
- Update your resume and search for positions
- Apply for positions on CareerLink as well as use the other resources listed under Internships
- Create your own co-op
If you are an international student, please meet with
Kevin Morrison in the Office of International Studies, 122A Joyner, 760-8429 to discuss employment issues related to your visa.
Jobs That Qualify for Co-op Credit:
- Must relate to your career goals and/or major
- Must provide meaningful and challenging learning experiences in an area related to one of Meredith’s curriculum areas.
- Employer must be willing to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with Meredith.
- Paid by the employer.
Specific Academic Requirements for Co-op Education:
Contact Academic & Career Planning Co-op Coordinator for an appointment to discuss course requirements.
- You are responsible for registering for COE 302 or 403 after meeting with the ACP Co-op Coordinator.
- Within two weeks of employment you must submit to the Co-op Coordinator a resume, job description, Measurable Learning Objectives, and the Employer/College
- Submit a weekly journal.
- Write a 5–10 page reflection paper to be submitted at the end of the semester or present your experience to the campus through ACP.
- Attend up to 2–5 meetings (Blackboard discussion group) with the class or Co-op Coordinator during the semester.
- Complete a co-op student evaluation and have your employer complete midterm and end of semester evaluations.