1. Answers: “Why are you at BGSU?” Can you answer that question now? Your CO-OP helps you figure this out.2. Forces you into your field, positively.3. Employers are much more likely to hire someone with a degree AND relative experience. Thanks to your CO-OPs, you have both.
Develop professional work habits now. Clarify your area of study: Are you doing what you want to do? Access to state-of-the-art technology. Opportunity to live/work in different areas, broadening your perspectives. Up to 1 year’s experience before graduation. Keeps curricula up-to-date with industry. Opportunity to network, leading to jobs.
Previous CO-OP locations in all 50 states and 6 of 7 continents… Which continent has a CO-OP student has never been to?
HOW QUICKLY CAN YOU EARN YOUR DEGREE? It’s up to you… TIME Scenario 1 Scenario 2 Scenario 3YEAR 1 SEM 1 courses courses coursesYEAR 1 SEM 2 courses courses coursesYEAR 1 SEM 3 CO-OP CO-OP coursesYEAR 2 SEM 4 courses courses CO-OPYEAR 2 SEM 5 courses courses coursesYEAR 2 SEM 6 CO-OP courses coursesYEAR 3 SEM 7 courses CO-OP coursesYEAR 3 SEM 8 courses courses CO-OPYEAR 3 SEM 9 CO-OP courses coursesYEAR 4 SEM 10 courses CO-OPYEAR 4 SEM 11 courses coursesYEAR 4 SEM 12 courses
1. Complete Policy & Procedure Statement2. Complete CO-OP Orientation (you are doing this now)3. Start search for CO-OP 2 semesters BEFORE.4. Create resume, intro. messages, and lists of companies to contact.5. Contact companies, get hired.6. Register/Apply for your CO-OP (WorkNet). Help is available for all steps and situations—contact us.
One way to find a CO-OP >>>>> 1. Log-in to your MyBGSU account. 2. On LEFT side, click “WorkNet” link under the “Career Center” header 3. Enter your username and password on the next screen, click “LogIn”
Visit ourwebsite…RESOURCES! (next screen) twitterlisting current CO-OPs available. Live Chat CO-OP Countdown
Interactive Map of previous CO-OPs Interactive Resume BuilderGallery of Students on-site Templates for letters, emails and resumes Videos of past CO-OPevents and presentations
1. Log-in to your WorkNet account2. Under “ADDITIONAL RESOURCES”, click “Register Your Experiential Learning HERE”3. Click the “Add New” button4. Read instructions.5. In pull-down menu “Experiential Learning Type:” choose “Internship/Co-op”6. Fill-in your CO-OP details accordingly, when complete, click “Save”
YOUR BGSU EMAIL IS THE OFFICIAL METHOD OF CONTACT Check your BGSU email DAILY. Technology Building, Room 102 BGSU, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0306 Phone: 419-372-7581 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org bgsu.edu/colleges/technology/coop
BGSUCollege of TechnologyCO-OP Orientation Your CO-OP, Your Career.