|All first time Co-op applicants must
attend one workshop in order to
participate in the University Co-operative Education Program
APPLICATION GUIDELINES FOR
Eligibility requirements to apply for Co-op are:
- Undergraduates must have sophomore status; completed 30 credits and be degree-seeking.
- FAU cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.50 for undergraduates and a declared major.
- Students on academic probation are not eligible to apply for Co-op.
- Must have been enrolled in an American university twelve (12) months and must have completed one semester in your current program at FAU before applying for a Co-op
- Obtain approval from the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS) and meet all INS and/or OISSS requirements, as designated by OISSS. (Contact
OISSS for Curricular Practical Training authorization instructions).
Co-op Program Guidelines:
- Application for Co-op work assignments and registration of Co-op work experience must be completed through the Co-operative Education Office.
- Elective credit may be awarded at the discretion of students' academic department, otherwise Co-op credit is additive credit.
- Students must complete curricular practical training assignment, consisting of one semester, with
employer specified in authorization. Students may not request change of
employer once authorization and assignments have begun.
- Co-op students are responsible for professional demeanor on the job and
two evaluations during the work term.
Co-op application process:
Alternating Co-op - Alternating semesters of full-time, paid assignments (21-40 hours/week) and academic study.
- Parallel Co-op - Part-time, paid assignments (15-20 hours/week) while enrolled in classes at FAU.
Steps to Apply for Co-op are:
||Attend a Co-op Application
||Complete and return Co-op application packet.
Upload student profile and resume onto Interfase.
||Your resume will be referred to employers whose qualifications you meet.
||Return all telephone calls to employers to arrange job interviews.
||Upon acceptance of a Co-op assignment offered by an employer, you must notify the Co-op Office immediately to complete the required enrollment in your departmental Co-op course and obtain written work authorization on your I-20 ID Form through the OISSS. Work may not begin before, nor extend beyond, the authorized dates on your I-20 ID.
To create a Co-op position with an
employer not listed with Co-op Office:
Have prospective employer complete forms and return forms directly to Co-op
Office by deadline (inquire at OISSS or Co-op Office for deadline
approved by Co-op Director.
Submit all other requirements stipulated by OISSS before the deadline and work may not begin before, nor extend beyond, the authorized dates on your I-20 ID.
Violation of Co-op guidelines will result in withdrawl of Co-op registration
and violation of INS guidelines may result in prosecution and/or deportation.