Coop Program Overview
The College of Engineering and Technology's Cooperative Education Program at McNeese State University was established in the mid 1960s to enhance a student's academic education with practical experience in industry. The program a voluntary work-study program in which students alternate academic study terms with work terms in industry. The university and industries work together to contribute to students' professional educations and careers.
Industries participating in the cooperative education program are essentially partners with McNeese in the education of future engineers. They have the opportunity to evaluate the engineering and technology programs, influence the curricula content, evaluate and train their co-op students as potential future employees and assign their regular employees to higher priority projects. Cooperative education is reported by industry to be a highly cost-effective program while providing opportunities for aspiring students.
For further information please contact:
Cooperative Education Program
Department of Engineering
McNeese State University
Lake Charles, LA 70609
Fax (337) 475-5237