Co-op Student Handbook

  1. Attend a co-op information session to learn program requirements.
  2. Meet minimum Shepherd University requirements for participation in cooperative education:
    • Completion of 24 credit hours (bachelor’s degree program)
    • Minimum GPA of 2.5 overall
  3. Obtain approval from academic department.
  4. Attend career workshops to enhance employment skills.
  5. Advise co-op staff of interviews, job offers, acceptance, and start date.
  6. Complete and return all co-op forms to co-op office.
  7. Fulfill expectations and duties assigned by employer.
  8. Maintain professional manner at work.
  9. Maintain contact with faculty coordinator. Notify coordinator or co-op staff of any problems that may arise.
  10. Complete academic assignments for co-op course.
  11. Provide statement of total earnings during co-op assignment to the co-op office.
  12. Complete academic assignments for co-op course.
  13. Provide statement of total earning during co-op assignment to the co-op office.
  14. Register and pay for academic credit concurrently with co-op assignment.