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Co-Op

AUC Career Center is collaborating with AUC School of Business to provide the students with the opportunity to complete a Co-Op experience at one of the highly selected host entities for the duration of six months under the supervision of one the faculty members. 

What is a Co-Op? 

Cooperative Education (Co-Op) is a pre-graduation experiential learning program that complements academic education in the classroom with real-world on the job training. The program offers students the opportunity to have long-term hands-on experience at host entities with a set of challenging responsibilities that are directly linked to the students’ field of study. For employers, the program gives them the chance to meet short-term recruitment needs, spot future talent and contribute to students’ skills and career development.

Why Join Co-Op Program?

The Co-Op program is advantageous to students as it helps them: 

  • Complement their Learning Experience: by applying what they have learned in the classroom to real-world challenges.
  • Develop their Skillset: through the hands-on approach and through the regular feedback they receive from both their faculty supervisor and professionals in the field.
  • Enhance their Career Readiness: by participating in the Co-Op program, students gain long-term work experience before graduation which increases their employability and career readiness relative to their peers.


Program Features

  • Selected students are required to have a class standing of at least junior (third year) and are preferred to have a previous internship experience. 

    The program is currently being piloted through the School of Business (BUS) which is now offering six undergraduate programs namely:

    1. Bachelor of Accounting (BAC)
    2. Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BA ECON)
    3. Bachelor of Business Administration in Management of Information and Communication Technology (BBA-MICT)
    4. Bachelor of Business and Entrepreneurship (B.B.E.)
    5. Bachelor of Business in Finance (B.B.F.)
    6. Bachelor of Business in Marketing (B.B.M.)
    • The Co-Op provides a significantly longer interaction with the host entity. 
    • Participating students are pre-screened by the university and are admitted to the program based on high academic achievement, strong extra-curricular experience and demonstrated work ethics.
    • Faculty closely oversee Co-Op assignments, provide mentorship for students throughout their Co-Op journey, and co-evaluates students with his/her host entity counterpart.
  • Students will be engaged on a full-time basis with the Co-Op host for six months (a minimum of 750 working hours must be completed) and have two possible time windows; Spring and Summer (February – July) or Summer and Fall (August –January).

  • Hosts can include multinational corporations, startups, financial institutions, governmental entities, professional services firms, think tanks, local/international economic and monetary bodies, non-profit organizations, and other entities. 

  • During Co-Op experience, students should be assigned specific tasks relevant to their fields of study providing realistic on the job training. Participants are then co-evaluated on key learning objectives by an academic faculty and the student’s supervisor at the host counterpart ultimately yielding a pass/fail grade. To pass the course, students must achieve at least 65%.

 

Why Join Co-Op Program?

    • Complement their Learning Experience: by applying what they have learned in the classroom to real-world challenges.
    • Develop their Skillset: through the hands-on approach and through the regular feedback they receive from both their faculty supervisor and professionals in the field.
    • Enhance their Career Readiness: by participating in the Co-Op program, students gain long-term work experience before graduation which increases their employability and career readiness relative to their peers.