McComsey Career Development Center
Co-op Resources

Find a Co-op
Start out by setting up a meeting with the Assistant Director for Experiential Education to learn more about co-op and the process involved. Use Saxon JobLink to find a position as well as contacts developed by the CDC.

Timeline
With the help of the Career Development Center, finding a position can be as simple as submitting your resume to the many companies that seek Alfred University students. However, if you wish to co-op with a company or organization that does not have an established program or that has not participated in our program in the past, you should begin your search at least one semester prior to the term during which you wish to co-op.

Seminars
You must attend all Co-op Seminars (4 seminars) that are held in the Career Development Center. Please contact Jill Crandall for more information
Seminar 1: Introduction to Co-op
Seminar 2: Resume Workshop - Where you will learn how to submit your resume to the Co-op Resume Book, which is published at the beginning of each semester
Seminar 3: Individual Mock Interview with the CDC
Seminar 4: Transitioning into the Workplace (scheduled after a co-op experience has been secured)

Registration
Once you have accepted a position you must:

  • Register with the Student Service Center for co-op as a course; this will enable you to maintain your full-time student status and thus your eligibility for financial aid, student housing, health insurance, etc. Co-op will appear on your transcript for the semester -- an important asset!
  • Notify the Career Development Center once you have accepted a co-op position.
  • Complete and submit the Learning Contract to the CDC prior to leaving campus for your co-op assignment.
  • Complete all registration information for the next semester promptly to ensure that you are able to get into your desired classes when you return to campus.

Financial Aid
Prior to accepting a co-op offer request information and a determination from the Financial Aid Office on how your anticipated co-op earnings may affect your individual financial aid package. We recommend that students on co-op keep detailed records and receipts for expenses incurred as a result of the co-op assignment.

Resources for Students

Resources for Employers

 

Additional Information on Co-operative Education