Cooperative Education is a program which enables college students to receive career training, with pay, as they work with professionals in their major fields of study. Work experience in government, business, industry, and human services enhances the students' academic training. This valuable experience is documented on their official transcripts.
Most employers use the co-op concept as a recruiting tool. They tend to fill their vacancies with graduates from their own co-op programs, whenever possible, since they already know the capabilities and work habits of those they have trained.
Most co-op positions are offered on a full-time, alternating basis with two students filling each job. While one student works, the other attends school. They trade places each spring, summer, and fall term. There are a few positions that are on a part-time schedule throughout the year; these are known as parallel co-op jobs. Jobs are available in most majors.
For further information, contact:
University of Houston
Cullen College of Engineering
Director of Cooperative Education
302 Engineering Bldg 1
Houston, TX 77204-4028
Catalog Publish Date: August 19, 2010
This Page Last Updated: August 7, 2009
Effective Date of Archive: August 15, 2011