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 Flexible Work Schedules
Many of the cooperative education programs described in the 2018-2019 The Best of Co-op: A Guide to the Leading Institutions & Employers offer flexible work schedules:
• Full-time (alternating college cooperative education program): Students choosing this schedule work 3-6 months, usually 35 hours per week for a full semester.
• Part-time (parallel college cooperative education program): Students choosing this option usually work 15-20 hours per week and attend classes either part-time or full-time.
• Summer sessions: Students choosing this schedule usually work full-time for 2-3 months. Some co-op positions may continue into the Fall semester.
 Did you know?
Co-op positions are available in most professional fields including:
• Chemicals and Petroleum
• Health Services
• Communications
• Hotel and Restaurant Management • Computers & Electronics
• Manufacturing
• Education
• Media and the Arts
• Environmental Services
• Public and Private Utilities • Financial Services
• Public Relations
• Government
• Retail Trade
• Transportation
 Almost 50,000 employers participate in cooperative education, including multi-national corporations, small businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations.

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