Students who co-op while studying at the Mount find excellent opportunities to pursue potential careers, network with area employers and make money to help with tuition.

Whether they study mathematics, graphic design or biology, cooperative education helps students integrate real-world experience with classroom learning.

Learn more about some of our students’ experience with cooperative education in their own words.


“My name is Paul Orleck and I am currently heading into my fourth year at the College of Mount St. Joseph as a graphic design major. Currently I am doing a co-op for the Marvin Lewis Community Fund.”

Read more about Paul’s co-op experience at the Marvin Lewis Community Fund.


“My name is Jennifer Taylor and I am a senior in the biology department. Every senior biology major has to do a co-op, research study or internship in an area of interest. My passion is studying animals, and this summer I had an amazing opportunity that led me to Fairbanks, Alaska where I studied the Boreal Owl.”

Read more about Jennifer’s co-op experience in Fairbanks, Alaska.


“My name is Max Withrow and I am going into my senior year as a math major. This summer is my second summer having a co-op at Sur-Seal. They make gaskets and seals for companies in the lighting, food, and medical industries.”

Read more about Max’s co-op experience at Sur-Real.


“My name is Erin Wilfong. I am a third year biology major at the College of Mount St. Joseph. I am a summer intern at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. I work in the commissary where most of the food for the zoo animals is stored, prepared and readied for distribution.”

Read more about Erin’s internship experience at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.