Co-op Employer Expectations
The Co-op experience is an educational partnership between the university and an employer. Thus, the following are our expectations of an employer during the Co-op experience:
- Provide on-the-job training for the designated training period.
- Supervision of daily work performance and completion of an initial sit-down at the beginning of the term to determine three learning objectives for the student to accomplish during that semester.
- Provide on-going mentoring and feedback throughout the semester.
- Completion of a final evaluation, provided by the student, at the end of the training period that reviews the student's work performance and skill development.
"The Co-op experience was the "spring-board" into a twenty-two year Telecommunications career for me. Potential employers love to see real world application of student's knowledge and abilities. For students, this is an opportunity to see how their education is put to use on the job and what to expect in the work environment."
Former Co-op Student
and Current USF Co-op Employer