The College of Engineering’s Cooperative Education Program (“Co-op”) offers students an option to gain valuable engineering work experience at leading companies both in Kentucky and across the U.S. Starting in their sophomore year, Co-op students complete three paid work rotations, giving them one full year of industrial experience by graduation. While the Co-op program adds a year to the typical undergraduate career, most students find that their real-world work experiences reinforce what they learn in the classroom, leading to enhanced academic performance and long-term professional success. Plus, Co-op students are well paid: salaries for our Co-op students are currently $16 to $20 per hour. Recent Co-op placements for chemical and materials engineering students have included Alltech, Eastman Chemical, GE Aviation, Lexmark, Marathon Petroleum, NASA and Toyota.
For more information, visit the coop page on the main engineering site.