Cooperative Education Option

Students are encouraged to undertake co-operative educational experience to obtain practical work experience in the broad field of CSIA or to work on a CSIA project under the supervision of a faculty advisor; they can earn three academic credits from the internship or project. The co-op experience provides students a real-world grounding, linking theory and practice, academic and industrial experiences, and college education and lifelong learning. It better prepares students for jobs, gives them a competitive edge in the job market, helps them develop networking skills and professional contacts and allows them to experience career fields before graduation. Industry benefits from better-prepared students with real and relevant work experience – saving time and money by reducing the training period for new employees.