What is an Internship/Co-op

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.  ~National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

Co-operative Education (Co-op)

Cooperative education (Co-op) can provide students with multiple periods of work in which the work is related to the student’s major or career goal.  The typical program plan is for a student to alternate terms of full-time classroom study with terms of full-time, discipline-related employment.   ~National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)