Good co-op/internships programs are prized by today's college students. This year some 80 percent of new college graduates will have completed one or more of these short-term work and learning experiences. They are critical stepping stones to further learning and professional success. When you intern, you apply what you've learned, test your interests, develop new strengths and understanding, and learn of opportunities and career paths.
The experience you gain gives you an important edge in the competition for future professional employment and admission to graduate and professional schools. Co-op/Internships are increasingly popular with employers, too. Firms that hire new college graduates now rank internships their most effective source of new recruits. Last year, nearly 25 percent of new full-time workers in the United States were recruited from co-op/internship programs. Our co-op classes can range from 1 through 4 credit hours depending on the degree programs. Most of our associate degree and certificate programs mandate some co-op credit hours for students.
Students are required to commit to an average of 10-15 hours per week at an employer work site depending on coop course requirements within a 7-15-week semester period (80 - 320 program contact hrs.). Employers offer flexibility to work around student’s current class schedules.
Students are encouraged to register for co-op classes towards the end of their degree program to maximize the benefit of the program. Contact: Work Experience Coordinator- Cheryl Miller at (386)506-4143 or email at cheryl.miller@DaytonaState.edu
Please remember this is for CO-OP placement ONLY. This IS NOT for Job placement. For
help with job placement please contact our Career Services Department at 386- 506-3073
Email: CareerServices@daytonastate.edu http://www.daytonastate.edu/career_services/
This is ONLY for interested students who are majoring in Daytona State College’s School of Technology - Associate of Science & Certificate Degree Programs at any Daytona State campus.
The following forms are used in the Co-operative Education program:
- Steps and Requirements to a Successful Co-Op
- Co-operative Education Training Assignment and Registration
- Co-operative Education Learning Plan
- Co-operative Education Employer Responsibilities Agreement
- Daily Log for Co-operative Education
- Student Co-op Training Site Policy
- Drug Free Policy
- Mid-Term Employer Evaluation
- Final Employer Evaluation Business Satisfaction Survey
- Student Satisfaction Survey
Anindya Paul, Associate Professor
Daytona State College
Chair, School of Computer Science Technology
Office: ATC Bldg. 0001. Room: 215N
Phone: (Off): (386) 506-4155
Fax: (386) 506-4111