The Engineering Cooperative Education/Internship Program was instituted to satisfy the need for undergraduate students to gain practical work experience in addition to academic knowledge. This office will also assist with master's-level internships.
The cooperative method has proven to be exceptionally effective in bringing together future employees and companies in a way that is beneficial to all parties. Companies gain well-educated, relatively short-term employees with the latest knowledge and training. Students gain first-hand experience and a preview of the work-world that they will be entering. Since its inception, the Engineering Cooperative Education/Internship Program at UTA has gained the endorsement of numerous companies in the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex and elsewhere.
Differences Between Cooperative Education and Internships:
Cooperative Education - Students can work full-time or part time –employment is by semester. The coop program is associated with the university, the student enrolls in a pass/fail course.
Internships are on-going, part time positions that work around school schedules.
Employers may list co-op and internship positions with the Engineering Co-op Office and receive assistance in locating students who meet employers’ specific needs in the various engineering disciplines. Employers may list positions for students on an on-going or one-time basis, depending on their needs. On campus interviews can be arranged.
Regular, full time engineering positions should be posted at UT Arlington Career Services Homepage.