Discover a wealth of great benefits when you participate in cooperative education at the College of Mount St. Joseph.
Co-op at the Mount provides an excellent opportunity for students to:
- explore career and academic interests
- acquire college credit
- learn professional practices
- develop a professional network
- integrate academic theory with real-world learning
- gain professional experience
- earn money for college costs
- access professional development resources
Explore career and academic interests
Students who co-op get the opportunity to find experience outside of the classroom. This lets you examine potential career paths while evaluating which course of study is right for your future.
Acquire college credit
At the Mount, co-op students not only get paid for cooperative education experience, they earn college credit too. So you can work towards your degree while building your professional future.
Learn professional practices
You’ll be working in an actual professional setting, so the things you learn about culture, workplace etiquette and more will apply when you finish college and enter the real world.
Develop a professional network
While you co-op, you’ll meet working professionals around the community. The contacts you develop will come in handy when you begin your career search after college.
Integrate academic theory with real-world learning
At the Mount, we believe a college education doesn’t just happen in the classroom. Co-op students get the opportunity to apply what they learn in class to real-world situations.
Gain professional experience
Students who co-op at the Mount graduate with real, professional experience. It looks great on a resume and will help you as you progress as a professional.
Earn money for college costs
In addition to all the great experience you get, you’ll earn money as a co-op student. The average co-op student makes around $10 an hour — that’s money you can put towards the cost of your education, or everyday living expenses.
Access professional development resources
You can take advantage of a variety of resources, including resume and cover letter critique, interview skills preparation, job exploration and access to an online recruitment database.