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Cooperative Education

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.

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2019 Co-op Award Recipients
Congratulations, Emily and Luke!
In May, at this year's School of Engineering graduation reception, Emily Lazar, civil engineering major, received the Outstanding Cooperative Education Student in Engineering Award of Excellence, and Luke Kilps, industrial engineering technology major, received the Outstanding Cooperative Education Student in Engineering Technology Award of Excellence. 
Congratulations, Bridget!
After working for four work terms with Midmark Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of healthcare products and equipment, headquartered in Dayton, Bridget Dues has accepted a full-time engineering position with the company.
Dayton Engineer Blog: Bridget's Co-op Journey

Cooperative Education, Nancy Chase, Director

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