VSB’s CoOp program provides students with the opportunity to experience complete immersion in a professional work environment, typically during their junior year. A CoOp experience is six months in length (fall: July-December; spring: January-June), during which time the student works at the sponsoring organization on a full-time basis. Work content mirrors that of an entry-level professional.
Students earn six academic credits for successful completion of a CoOp experience AND a competitive salary. The program is designed so that participating students maintain full-time student status and remain on track to graduate in four years by completing coursework before, during, and/or after the CoOp assignment.
VSB selectively engages in CoOp relationships with companies committed to participating in the school’s strategic initiatives. In many instances, students participating in a CoOp will receive priority consideration for full-time entry-level opportunities upon graduation.
To explore your eligibility to participate in a VSB CoOp, contact the Clay Center to schedule an appointment with an Assistant Director for Internships/CoOps.