Cooperative Education

On-Campus Interviews Fall 2018

co-op-interview2018fa.jpgOn October 23rd and 24th, the University of Dayton Engineering Cooperative Education hosted its 25th annual fall on-campus interviews in the newly renovated Kennedy Union Ballroom.


  • 41 companies attended
  • 143 students participated
  • 406 available interview slots

Employer's 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."

Experience Your Possibilities

Your University of Dayton engineering or engineering technology degree provides a variety of career opportunities. Experience the School of Engineering's cooperative education program and discover your path.

Discover Co-op
  1. Train in a chosen academic discipline.
  2. Define career goals and evaluate career choices.
  3. Earn money for educational expenses.
  4. Gain maturity, develop self-confidence and learn money management.
  5. Acquire work experience.
  6. Develop understanding and appreciation of problems and diversities.
  7. Ease the transition from graduation to full-time employment.

Noelle Jacobs Offered Full-time GE Aviation Position

Noelle Jacobs, mechanical engineering major (aerospace concentration), worked for GE Aviation for three work terms.

In fall 2016, Jacobs began her co-op time at GE Aviation with her first rotation at their EPISCenter. She worked her second and third rotations in Cincinnati at the GE Evendale Aviation headquarters.

While there, Jacobs collaborated with a mechanical design team on a backup electrical power system and performed an operations role in this large engineering organization. 

She is now back on campus for her fifth and final year at the University of Dayton. She was recently offered a full-time position with GE Aviation’s Edison Engineering Development Program (EEDP), so Jacobs will continue her time at the company after her 2019 graduation.

Jacobs believes that her co-op experience allowed her to grow her leadership and engineering skills. She experienced opportunities when she built valuable teams, led a global team and received hands-on testing experience, which added to her excitement for her future at GE and her career as an engineer.

2018 Co-op Award Recipients

In May, at this year's School of Engineering graduation reception, Tara Slenska, chemical engineering major, received the Outstanding Cooperative Student in Engineering Award of Excellence, and Greg Keeler, mechanical engineering technology major, received the Outstanding Cooperative Student in Engineering Technology Award of Excellence. Congratulations, Tara and Greg!


Cooperative Education, Nancy Chase, Director

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