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 Since 2000 - 2001, High School Guidance Counselors have rated the Annual Guide to Cooperative Education as the Most Informative Source about College Level Co-op Programs
 FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULES
Many of the cooperative education programs described in the 2019-2020 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.
KEY ADVANTAGES
The cooperative education programs described in this publication will allow you to experience many key advantages.
• Apply your classroom learning in real-world settings
• Test your skills in a variety of work settings
• Provide meaningful contribution to important organizations
• Earn a salary as you gain valuable hands-on experience
• Earn a salary to help defray education expenses
• Demonstrate proven ability in your chosen professional field
• Build an impressive resumé
• Establish important professional contacts for your job search
 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
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