Co-op experiences are strongly encouraged for all students. They provide practical applications of what you are learning in your ChE courses, networking opportunities for career advancement, and a better understanding of the fields and jobs available to graduates with ChE B.S. degrees. Oftentimes, co-op employers will extend a full-time job offer to a student who shows promise during their co-op rotation. In general, a 3-semester co-op rotation will add a year to your graduation date:
For co-ops starting the spring of the sophomore year, there is an opportunity to graduate in 7 semesters if summer coursework is taken between co-op semesters:
Visit with staff in the MSU Co-op Office for assistance in preparing a successful resume, applying for co-op positions, getting ready for interviews, and more. Be sure to attend both the Fall and Spring Career Expos to increase your chances of obtaining a co-op offer.
Once you accept a co-op offer, contact Megan Artz in the MSU Co-op Office to register for CP (Cooperative Education Program) credit while you are on your co-op rotations. In addition, contact your faculty advisor and the undergraduate coordinator to discuss how your co-op will affect your plan of study and expected graduation date.