Cooperative education is full-time, paid work experience in a corporate setting. Students often alternate co-op blocks with semesters of on-campus study.
RIT has the fourth-oldest and one of the largest cooperative education programs in the world, annually placing more than 4,500 students in more than 6,200 co-op assignments throughout the U.S. and in 40 foreign countries.
More than 4,500 students are annually placed in co-op assignments
More than 2,200 industry, business, government, and not-for-profit organizations offer co-op positions
Of the students who are annually placed in co-op assignments, 60% are offered jobs after graduation.
Annually, co-op students generate more than $45 million in earnings through their employment
Where do RIT students go on co-op?
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
BMW Manufacturing Co.
Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
The Strong National Museum of Play
The Walt Disney Company
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
Office of Career Service and Cooperative Education
The RIT Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education is driven by a simple mission: to provide effective, high-quality services to RIT students and alumni, empowering and supporting them in the achievement of their experiential learning, career, and employment goals.
RIT is one of the nation’s top comprehensive universities, setting the national standard for career-oriented education. You gain easy access to a highly-qualified, career-focused talent pool. Our reputation for excellence is built on an academic portfolio designed to meet the current and future needs of business and industry.