Two male engineering students working on equipment at their co-op.

Professional Preparation

The Professional Development Seminar is a required preparatory co-op course designed to provide students with the necessary structure, resources, and support to successfully secure and engage in their first cooperative education experience. Through a variety of interactive teaching methodologies and assignments, students will participate in a sequence of learning activities including self-assessment, industry research, and the development of co-op learning objectives. 

Students will prepare to engage in the job search process through resume writing, strategic interviewing, professional networking and learning professional behavior and presentation skills. The goal of the course is to assist each student in developing a sound plan of action to successfully participate in the cooperative education experience.