The CO-OP Program
Engineering students who meet the criteria outlined in the Co-op and Summer Intern Program brochures are eligible to apply for these work-study positions. Co-op and intern students are selected by industry based on grades, experience, and interviews. A co-op or intern position cannot be guaranteed to any applicant. During their sophomore and junior years, successful applicants alternate semesters as full-time students at McNeese and full-time workers in industry. Successful intern applicants work summers only following their freshman, sophomore, and junior years.
Engineering students must be enrolled with the Registrar as a full-time engineering major, and must enroll in at least 12 hours of courses leading to the engineering degree (6 hours in summer terms) before the following industry work term begins. The students must be registered in either ENGR 350 or ENGR 450 during the terms they work in industry (including the summer term). Students enrolled in ENGR 350 or ENGR 450 are considered full-time students in the fall and spring semesters to prevent student loans from entering repayment status, for insurance purposes, and for Citizenship and Immigration Services reporting.