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Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education, or co-op, gives students the opportunity to gain meaningful work experience before they graduate. It will also help students further define a career path and fully realize the value of what is learned in the classroom. Cooperative Education at RIT is full-time, paid employment directly related to the field of study. All undergraduate students in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering are required to participate in Cooperative Education. Students complete of one year of co-op, typically completed in two semesters and two summers. All engineering students take the Engineering Co-op Preparation Course where they learn valuable job search tools and skills including resume and cover letter writing, interview strategies, career fair success, networking, and ethics/professional responsibility. Each engineering program has a Career Services Coordinator available to assist with all aspects of a job search. More information can be found at the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education: The average salary for an electrical engineering co-op students is $18.50 an hour. A sampling of our co-op partners include: iRobot, GE, BOSE, Lockheed Martin, Apple, Tesla, SpaceX, Toyota, Eaton, Anaren Microwave, Harris Corp, D3 Engineering, and Welch Allyn Inc.

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