For the 6th year in a row, participation in the Co-op Program has set historic highs. During 2016-2017, 1,462 students participated in the program, a 3% increase from 2015-2016 and a 63% increase since the 2010-2011 academic year.
69% of the students reported that their co-op assignment had either Exceeded or Substantially Exceeded their expectations. Another 24% reported that their assignments had met expectations and 7% reported that their assignments had room to improve. This is a 93% satisfaction rating among our students!
4,181 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 445 active companies participating in the program, 1/4 of them are on campus each semester to fill their open co-op slots. During 2016-2017, with 492 students seeking co-op assignments, 255 teaching partners seeking to fill their open assignments, 3,436 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 73 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.