Engineering Co-ops and Careers

Alternative Co-Op

Woman taking a class on a laptopThe Shah Center for Engineering Career Development, in collaboration with the College of Engineering leadership, faculty and staff, has developed a section of the co-op course (available Fall and Summer semesters) that can serve as a substitute for one of the required co-ops. 

The Academic Industry Immersion Seminar (online/remote), AIIS, section 041 has been designed as a one-time only substitute  for students’ first, second or third co-op rotation for the Co-op 3940 Course.  

Seminar format

  • PILLAR 1 — Industry-Based Case Studies:  Remote teams working on solutions to real industry issues
  • PILLAR 2 — KEEN Engineering Modules:  Short-term learning modules designed to equip engineering students with a technical skill set and an entrepreneurial mindset
  • PILLAR 3 — LinkedIn Learning: Video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative and business skills
  • PILLAR 4: Professional Development: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Mock Interviews, Pre and Post Assessments and Final Presentations 

Co-op Directors

Students should contact their co-op director for more information should they need to take advantage of this opportunity.

Engineering Science

Bioengineering: Rhonda Moore
Chemical Engineering: Geoffrey Humphrys
Civil Engineering: Rhonda Moore
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
          Last name A-F: Angie Gorny    Last name G-Z: Kalen DeCant
Environmental Engineering: Geoffrey Humphrys
Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
          Last name A-M: Jessica Napier  Last name S-Z: Geoffrey Humphrys

Engineering Technology

Computer Science and Engineering Technology: Angie Gorny
Construction Engineering Technology: Rhonda Moore
Electrical Engineering Technology: Angie Gorny
Information Technology: Angie Gorny
Mechanical Engineering Technology: Jessica Napier 

Last Updated: 9/1/21