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Cooperative Work


Cooperative Work (COOP) is a 6-credit-hour industry-based learning course for college students to get practical experience in the area of their field of study at a reputable business organizations as approved by their Departments and guided by a COOP advisor.

The basic objective of the COOP work is to enable the students relate what they learned in the core courses of their majors to what they find in practice and be able to identify business problems and recommend practical solutions for them. A COOP student is required to spend 28 continuous weeks of practical work in a relevant field of industry.

The COOP duration spans one regular semester and one summer semester. Two scenarios are possible:

Spring Semester + Summer, or
Summer + Fall Semester


The COOP program will allow the student to:

  • Acquire practical work experience.
  • Develop interpersonal and professional skills.
  • Enhance verbal and written communication skills.
  • Enhance analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Develop clear career interests.


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