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Cooperative Education: Engineering

A Valuable Asset — One Interview Away

Let us help you find your co-op asset. Every year in October and February, 60-70 employers join us at the University of Dayton for co-op interviews. In addition, our year-round resume referrals can help you find your co-op match. Generally, co-op students stay with one employer for 3-5 work terms and alternate semesters between work and study, and at times, work a double term. University of Dayton co-op students are reliable talents who are ready to help.

co-op-interview2018fa.jpgThe University of Dayton School of Engineering Cooperative Education program hosts on-campus interviews in Kennedy Union Ballroom.

Employer Comments

  • "Great interviews — the students were well prepared."
  • "Great candidates. Thank you for organizing."
  • "This was a great event. We have had many amazing students over the past two days. It will make our decision very difficult."

October & February Interviews

Your organization is invited to participate in the University of Dayton’s Engineering Cooperative Education On-Campus Interviews, which are conducted annually in October and February. Last year 140 companies employed 399 UD cooperative education students. Since UD operates on a semester schedule, the 17-week work terms start in early January, early May and late August of each year. 

  • To register, check back in September and January for exact dates and more information.
  • Interviews are at the University of Dayton in the Kennedy Union Ballroom — we'll reserve a table for you!

Work Terms and Study Semesters

  1. End of August to mid-December
  2. Beginning of January to the end of April
  3. Beginning of May to mid-August

Students register for co-op at the University, which maintains their full-time student status. They do not earn credit for their co-op experience, but their work-term record appears on their permanent transcript.

Are You Ready for a Co-Op?

Review our Cooperative Education Handbook for Employers and contact us today.

Co-Op Handbook for Employers (PDF)

Co-Op Employers

  1. Relate the co-op's work to their major.
  2. Assign new challenges, responsibilities or rotations with each successive work term to heighten the co-op experience.
  3. Complete a student performance evaluation at the end of each term.

Cooperative Education, Nancy Chase, Director

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0252