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For Students

Students Working in CO-OP jobs

Overview

PSU CO-OP is an educational program in which you alternate periods of academic study in the classroom with periods of employment in positions directly related to your academic and career interests. This combination provides a learning experience that mutually enhances your academic experience and career development. Unlike traditional internships that are often unpaid and typically last three months or less, PSU CO-OP ensures monetary compensation for your work and allows you to work in industry for between three and twelve months.

Benefits of participating in the PSU CO-OP include: 

  • Relevant work experience;
  • Increasing your competitive edge in the labor market;
  • Income to offset the cost of your education;
  • Possibility of obtaining full-time employment;
  • Personal branding, networking and values training.

շ:PSU commits to only partnering with companies that maintain a workplace where everyone is treated with dignity and respect – one that is free from discrimination, harassment, bullying, and other inappropriate conduct, whether physical, verbal, written, or visual. PSU and the companies PSU partners with will not engage in any form of discrimination, harassment, or bullying.

PSU CO-OPs by College

The following Colleges and Majors are participating in the program during the Academic Year:

The School of Business

  • Accounting
  • Advertising Management
  • Business Technology & Analytics
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • Management and Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Supply and Logistics Management
  • Graduate Business Programs: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science Finance (MSF)

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Geography
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • English
  • Environmental Science (Science Track)
  • Environmental Science (Management Track)
  • Environmental Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Communications
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology

College of Engineering & Computer Science 

  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical & Materials Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering & Technology Management 

Access and Inclusion for Students with Disabilities

PSU values diversity and inclusion; we are committed to fostering mutual respect and full participation for all students. Our goal is to create a learning environment that is equitable, usable, inclusive, and welcoming. The Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides reasonable accommodations for students who encounter barriers in the learning environment.

If you have, or think you may have, a disability that may affect your work in PSU CO-OP and feel you need accommodations, contact the Disability Resource Center to schedule an appointment and initiate a conversation about reasonable accommodations. The DRC is located in 116 Smith Memorial Student Union, 503-725-4150, drc@pdx.edu, /drc.

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