Co-op Program Benefits
Help educate and mentor the next generation of employees in a comprehensive program that integrates classroom learning with practical experience. Cultivate a talented pool of potential future hires with express knowledge and understanding of your operations, and hand pick the best and brightest for full-time positions after graduation.
CAMD students are encouraged to forge their own path through their education, and our interdisciplinary focus draws a student body rich with creativity, diverse abilities, and insights. A full-time faculty co-op coordinator is assigned to each employer and student cohort, ensuring that the application and selection process—as well as the work experience itself—is successful. Our students bring a fresh perspective, enthusiasm, and knowledge base to any workplace.
Co-op is a hallmark of the CAMD experience for our students—which means they’re able and eager to contribute in a meaningful way when they walk through your door. In co-op preparatory classes, students assess their interests while exploring career paths and learning the basics of co-op and workplace decorum. On day one of co-op, students are ready and equipped with the skills to hit the ground running. Both on co-op and in the classroom, our students learn to behave like professionals.
Our six-month model allows students to contribute meaningfully to their employers, taking on substantive tasks and longer-term projects that aren’t possible in a traditional 8-12 week summer internship. Hire two candidates to get the equivalent of a year-round employee.
Our program structure and expert faculty will support you and our students however we can, but it’s your business—which means you’re in control. Establish role-specific candidate criteria and update job descriptions on an ongoing basis, and consult with our faculty co-op coordinators for assistance throughout the process.