The Cooperative Education Internship & Placement Office
*** Former Co-op student Mike Tobias from the Arkansas Supreme Court tells his story about how the Cooperative Education Internship & Placement Office affected his career outlook!
Cooperative Education is an academic program that allows qualified students the opportunity to participate in work-integrated learning.
Students gain relevant work experience, academic credit and great pay!
Employers gain valuable employees who are enthusiastic about contributing their skills.
Important Attributes of the CEIPO:
- A partnership among students, employers and UALR.
- An HR tool for employers who want to recruit bright and highly motivated student employees.
- A structured academic program that allows qualified students the opportunity to learn beyond the classroom.
- A dynamic industry partnership!
Significant Advantages of the CEIPO:
Earn competitive wages on top of gaining relevant work experience. All Co-op and internship positions are paid jobs.
In a Co-op, you will earn academic credit hours toward your degree. We have partnered with faculty so that Co-op students may earn academic credit in their major. Currently there are 58 Co-op courses at UALR.
Expand your learning potential beyond the classroom setting. The learning cycle works both ways because you can then use what you learned at the worksite to improve your understanding of your academic material in the classroom.
Many students do not have the opportunity to gain “real world” experience in their field of interest before graduation. Upon graduation, you will have relevant work experience, and will have established a valuable network of employer relationships. Many of UALR’s Co-op and internship graduates are offered full-time positions with their employer.