For the past 8 years, there has been significant growth in the program. The 2018-2019 enrollment figure of 1,491 represents a 66 % increase since the 2010-2011 academic year.
67% of the students reported that their co-op assignment had either Exceeded or Substantially Exceeded their expectations. Another 27% 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!
4394 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 450 companies who actively partner with the program, more than 1/3 of them are on campus each semester to fill their open co-op slots. During 2018-2019, with 516 students seeking co-op assignments, 173 industry partners seeking to fill their open assignments, 3,205 interviews took place during interviewing events. 92% of students received offers.
As part of monitoring/evaluating the co-op students while on assignment, the co-op advisors conducted 78 site visits. These visits also allow the co-op staff to meet with company managers in order to maintain the teaching partner relationship between the company and the University.
79% of co-op students had accepted a position at a company or had been accepted into graduate school before May 2019 graduation
100% of co-op graduates who took the survey said Co-op helped them with their job search