UB CBE offers Co-Op Work Experience Program for Undergraduate Students

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Published February 8, 2018

Co-op, short for Cooperative Education, is a program that allows students to alternate academia studies with relevant work experience prior to graduation.

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering department at the University at Buffalo is launching a Co-operative education program, or Co-op, to give undergraduate students the opportunity to gain meaningful work experience in their field before graduation. A Co-op is the best way to immerse students in professional work and apply what they're learning and experiencing to their CE coursework.

Additional courses are offered over the summer, so students have the flexibility to take a semester off (plus the preceding or following summer and/or winter session).

Students are employed for 6-8 months, full time, typically over one semester. Students attend classes full-time in their freshman and sophomore year, and then depending on the co-op option they choose, they can participate in either in the subsequent Spring or Fall semesters.  Students will take one course over the summer break between the junior and senior year. It is optional to take summer internship in the senior year.

INFORMATION SESSIONS:

DAY 1:  Monday Febuary 12, 2018
Time: 11AM - 12PM
Location: Furnas 903

DAY 2: Wednesday Febuary 14, 2018
Time: 12PM - 1PM
Location: Furnas 503