Start the Co-op Process

You should first read the Cooperative Education Handbook to learn about eligibility, grading and financial aid considerations.  Additionally, you should draft a resume and upload it on Hire a Red Hawk for approval by Career Services.  Once approved, you can begin to apply for co-ops and internships in Hire a Red Hawk.

While the process may be different depending on how you find your co-op placement, the following steps provide a good starting point for those interested in the co-op program.  Click on each step below for additional instructions.

Set Up a Co-op/Internship Appointment

If you are still searching for a co-op/internship:

We recommend requesting an appointment to discuss how to go about finding a position and how to receive credit for it.  You may need to set up a second appointment once you have found a co-op/internship in order to enroll in a co-op course.

If you have already found a co-op/internship:

Prior to requesting a new appointment, be sure to submit a new placement form in Hire a Red Hawk.  Additionally, you must notify your counselor in the notes section of the request form that you have taken this first step. 

Request a new appointment:

  1. Sign into your Hire a Red Hawk account
  2. Click "Request a Counseling Appointment" on the right-hand side of your homepage
  3. Choose your filters, including:
    • Counseling Type = Co-op/Internship
    • Date/Time
    • Counselor (only your assigned counselor will be shown)
    • Day(s) of the Week
  4. "Check Availability" and choose an appointment time that works for your schedule
  5. A pop-up window will appear allowing you to confirm the details of your appointment, upload a document/resume and send additional notes to your counselor
    • If you have already submitted a new placement form, be sure to let your counselor know in the notes section!
  6. Click "Submit Request" if the appointment details are correct

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Consent and Ethical Conduct Agreements

Once you have determined that you meet the co-op eligibility requirements, you must review and sign the consent and ethical conduct agreements.

  1. Sign into your Hire a Red Hawk account
  2. Under "My Account", click on "Co-op & Internships"
  3. Check the box next to the semester(s) you plan to enroll in co-op
  4. Thoroughly read the Consent and Ethical Conduct Agreements, click "I Agree" for each, initial the bottom and then "Submit Application".‌

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Submit a New Placement in Hire a Red Hawk

Once you have found a co-op/internship, you must complete a new placement form in your Hire a Red Hawk account.  However, you first MUST complete the consent and ethical conduct agreements.

  1. Sign into your Hire a Red Hawk account
  2. Under "My Account", click on "Co-op & Internships"
  3. Select "Add New" in the Co-op/Internship Placements tab
  4. Fill out the details about your co-op/internship opportunity
  5. Click "Submit" at the bottom and this will notify your Career Services Director and your employer.

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