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Department of Engineering - Coop Program Student Benefits

Department of Engineering - Coop Program Student Benefits

Coop Program Student Benefits

Students participating in the Cooperative Education Program receive the following benefits:

  • Opportunity to enhance education by applying classroom knowledge to practical work experience and by applying practical knowledge to classroom theory.
  • Opportunity to explore individual abilities in a coop work environment, thus increasing the ability to make knowledgeable decisions on a future career.
  • Opportunity to meet and work with management, labor and future colleagues.
  • Opportunity to expand knowledge of the various facets of their discipline and their roles in industry.
  • Opportunity to gain insight into how industry functions in its home community and in its various markets.
  • Opportunity to earn an excellent salary.
  • Opportunity to demonstrate capabilities to a potential permanent employer.
  • Opportunity to be an experienced engineer or technician at the point of graduation because of the co-op work experience.

McNeese benefits from the cooperative education program include: updated knowledge of current industrial practices; incentives for recruiting and retaining more qualified students; contributions of dedicated co-op students to classroom activities; and preservation of close contacts with industry.

For further information please contact:
Cooperative Education Program

Department of Engineering
McNeese State University
Box 91735
Lake Charles, LA 70609
(337) 475-5857
Fax (337) 475-5237
coop@mcneese.edu