What is Co-op?
If you're an employer searching for well-trained, well-qualified student employees to join you in the workplace, look no further than the NC State University Cooperative Education Program.
As the largest Co-op program in North Carolina, we have Co-op arrangements with more than 600 companies or agencies - employers who are reducing their recruitment and training costs while helping to create a ready-made pool of younger, experienced professionals to meet their future staffing needs.
The NC State University Co-op Program is structured to fit company Co-op programs,with undergraduate students working three full-time alternating semesters. (Master's and doctoral level students usually work only one or two semesters.) It's an increasingly popular program - partnerships with public- and private-sector employers enable us to facilitate about 1,000 Co-op work rotations each academic year.
Take a closer look at some of our students, and how the Co-op program has helped prepare them for life beyond the classroom.
If you'd like to see what some of our participating employers and NC State faculty members think of the program, click here.
Want to learn more? Request a packet of employer information today, by sending your mailing address to the Co-op Program.