For the 5th year in a row, participation in the Co-op Program has set historic highs. During 2015-2016, 1,418 students participated in the program, an 11% increase from 2014-2015 and a 58% increase since the 2010-2011 academic year.
72% of the students reported that their co-op assignment had either Exceeded or Substantially Exceeded their expectations. Another 22% reported that their assignments had met expectations and 6% reported that their assignments had room to improve. This is a 94% satisfaction rating among our students!
3,874 one on one advising sessions took place between students and their co-op advisors. Most of these involved assisting new students as they considered the co-op assignments available to them and selected companies for interviews.
Of the 404 active companies participating in the program, 1/4 of them are on campus each semester to fill their open co-op slots. During 2015-2016, with 445 students seeking co-op assignments, 209 teaching partners seeking to fill their open assignments, 3,044 interviews took place during interviewing events. 91% of students received offers.
As part of monitoring/evaluating the co-op students while on assignment, the co-op advisors conducted 72 site visits. These visits also allow the co-op staff to meet with company managers to reinforce the teaching partner relationship between the company and the University.
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