Department of

Electrical Engineering

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Co-operative Education (Co-op) Program

Overview

The Electrical Engineering Department actively participates in co-operative education in which students alternate semesters of standard academic study with semesters of meaningful industrial experience. Typically, students will begin the co-op program some time after taking their first EE course and will spend one fall semester, one spring semester, and one summer (not all back-to-back) working for an EE-related company. This will usually extend graduation by about one year, but the benefits are worth it.

Benefits

  • great job experience
  • substantial salary while on co-op (typically $14-$17 per hour)
  • up to 6 credits which count towards graduation in the BSEE program
  • good source for permanent job placement

EE Students who are not yet part of the co-op program should visit the Engineering Career Resources & Employer Relations Office in 205 Hammond Building or see the Engineering Career Resources Web page for general introductory information. Contact information:

Title Name and Contact Info
EE Co-op Coordinator

Mark Wharton
318 Electrical Engineering East
814-865-2091
MarkWharton@psu.edu

EE Co-op Secretary

Gabi Rhinehart
115 Electrical Engineering East
814-865-7272
gbr6@psu.edu

Last Updated: February 6, 2012

By: David Salvia