Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Co-op Information

The University of Toledo has one of a strongest Engineering Co-op programs in the nation. It is one of eight universities in the nation with a mandatory Co-op program. Each student enrolled in the Engineering college is required to complete a minimum of three cooperative work experiences.

Each work experience is one semester (16 weeks) long with full-time pay. The students work in their major fields and gain terrific hands-on experience. The first Co-op is usually in the Spring or Summer semester of the sophomore year.

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University Of Toledo is listed by "National Commission for Cooperative Education" for its best Cooperative program in the United States. (Click image on right for the complete announcement)

EECS Co-op Program Plan

  • Five year degree program
  • Mandatory Co-op program
  • First year is coursework only
  • Spring or Summer semester of sophomore year, first Co-op
  • Alternate with coursework
  • Increasing responsibility levels
  • Co-op conclusive curriculum

The Co-op program is handled by Engineering Career Management Services. They provide:

  • Co-op placement opportunities for students
  • Professional development classes
  • Students counseling
  • Job postings via email
  • Assistance with resumes, mock interviews, and job placement
  • Arranging Career Fairs for students at the college

Some of the Co-op Benefits For Students

  • Transfer skills/learning to a practical work experience
  • Discover different types of jobs in industry
  • Develop strong work habits and ethics
  • Test out new geographical locations
  • Gain career-related experience
  • Earn money

Semi-annual Career Fair is sponsored by the Career Management Center where:

  • 100+ employers on campus to recruit for Co-op and full-time positions.
  • 500+ students attend this function.
  • It allows students to interact with employers looking to fill positions within their organization.
  • It prepares students to speak with employers about their career objectives.

In addition, students graduating from cooperative education programs have an easier time finding their first job. Students also report significantly more job advancements of all types. Students from both the Computer Science and Engineering and the Electrical Engineering programs have accepted positions locally, in various states, and in foreign countries.

Spring Career Fair Pictures


People to contact:

Rhonda Moore 
Associate Director, Co-op Program 
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering 
Phone No: (419) 530-8075


Karen Gauthier 
Assistant Director, Co-op Program 
Computer Science & Electrical 
Phone No: (419) 530-6027


Where our engineering students Co-op?

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List of companies which employed Electrical & Computer Science Engineering Students
ABB, Inc. Keithley Instruments
AMD Kimberly-Clark
Anheuser - Busch Marathon Ashland
BASF Micron Technologies
Beckett Logisync Mitsubishi Electric Automotive
Brulant Motorola
Caterpillar NASA Glenn
Diebold NASA Langley
DTE Energy National Security Agency
Duke Energy Owens-Illinois
First Energy Phillips Medical
General Electric Rovisys
Hamilton Sundstrand Sherwin Williams
Hewlett Packard SSOE
Honda TRW
IBM Verizon Wireless
Intel Wright-Patterson AFB
Last Updated: 6/30/19