Shah Center for Engineering Career Development

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Our mandatory co-op program is one of only 8 such engineering programs in the U.S. With three full semesters of work experience before graduation, UToledo engineering students are ready for career success. Co-op students gain employment at over 2,400 employer sites in 46 states and 44 countries.

engineering career development center wins 

E. Sam Sovilla Award of excellence for 2017 from ocea

The Ohio Cooperative Education Association presented the E. Sam Sovilla Award of Excellence to The University of Toledo College of Engineering for its exceptional cooperative education program.  This award is the highest honor presented by the Association.

Visit our Co-op 20th page here!

Quick Facts
  • In 1997 the College of Engineering implemented a mandatory cooperative education program.
  • Each student enrolled in an engineering program is required to complete a minimum of three semester-long cooperative education work experiences.
  • The College of Engineering has seven accredited B.S. engineering programs and five accredited B.S. engineering technology programs.
  • Our students have accepted positions in more than 46 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and 44 countries.
  • More than 20,000 co-op placements at 2,400+ employer sites.
  • Choosing to employ a co-op student allows a business to select from a well-prepared pool of employees.
Last Updated: 12/5/19