Cooperative Education and Internships
An internship is a work-related learning experience for individuals who wish to develop hands on work experience in a certain occupational field. Internships are usually temporary job assignments. There are a variety of different types of internships. The three most common types of internships are Co-ops, volunteer, and employer-offered internships.
Cooperative education (Co-op) provides students with practical experience related to their major that will enhance and complement their classroom learning. Co-op students receive academic credit for their work experience.
Volunteer experience can be just as helpful in getting a job as paid experience. It not only allows the opportunity to explore a career, but it gives you practical experience and responsibilities to include on your resume.
Employer-offered internships are pre-professional experiences that provide opportunities to gain relevant knowledge and skills prior to starting out in a particular occupation.
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