First year students and transfers who are interested in joining the Cooperative Education Program will find the Fall meeting schedule at "How Can You Become a Stevens Co-op Student?". Students are always welcome to stop by the Co-op Office, which is located on the 6th floor of the Howe Center (no appointment is necessary).
Welcome Back Meeting - Wednesday, January 15th at 4:15 pm in the Bissinger Room. Students who are returning from a Fall 2013 assignment and/or who are scheduled to work in Summer 2014 are required to attend this meeting.
Senior Exit Interview - from present through the end of the Spring 2014 semester, each co-op participant from the Class of 2014 meets with a staff member to review their Co-op experience. Bonus: receive your very own co-op senior gift!
Preparing for Interview Day
Resume Review Period - Thursday, January 16th - Friday, February 14th. Students must have their resumes reviewed and approved by a member of the Co-op staff in anticipation of Co-op Interview Day and work assignments that begin in May 2014.
Resume Due Date and the Lottery - Friday, February 14th at NOON All APPROVED resumes on resume paper submitted by the due date are entered into the lottery. At Noon on Friday, February 14th, a lottery is conducted. The lottery assigns each student a number that determines the order in which he or she will sign up for Co-op Interview Day interviews.
First time co-ops are reminded that ALL freshman requirements (excluding only humanities and gym classes) must be completed, with a minimum gpa of 2.2 or better, and good academic standing (ie, a student must not be on academic probation) is required in order to enter the lottery and interview process for Summer 2014.
Interview Day Sign Ups - Friday, February 21st from Noon - 4:00pm and Wednesday, February 26th from Noon - 3pm. During the sign-up sessions, students will obtain 2 or more Interview Day interviews. Co-op Interview Days will be held on Thursday, March 6th and Friday, March 7th, 2014. Interviews are conducted on these days for students who are scheduled for work assignments that begin in May 2014.
Forms and Documents
The Co-op office takes an active role in ensuring an enjoyable and successful co-op experience. One way of doing so is to monitor student progress using several required documents:
The Co-op Learning Agreement explains what your job entails and list several objectives you hope to complete by the end of the term. It also provides us with your contact information while out on site. This form is due after your first week on the job.
The Snapshot Evaluation gives us an idea of how things are going during those first few weeks. There is a short portion for the student to complete, another for the supervisor. The Snapshot form is due 30 days after your job begins.
The Outcomes Assessment Survey is an online survey that will allow you and your supervisor to review and reflect on your co-op experience:
- What learning opportunities did the job provide?
- How prepared were you?
- How does you supervisor rate your performance?
The comments section provides you with an additional opportunity to offer personal insight into the job experience. This form is part of Stevens overall assessment process. The information will be shared with Deans, academic departments and faculty. Confidentiality will be respected. The Outcomes Assessment is due in the final weeks of your co-op term.
The Outcomes Assessment Survey is an online survey. Towards the end of your co-op assignment, the co-op office will send a link to both student and supervisor to allow access to the online survey. The survey must be submitted online.