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ECS Career Co-op Information

Traditionally, cooperative education is the practice of alternating a student’s studies with paid professional work related to their major.

Co-op Registration Process For Engineering and Computer Science Students

How do I Qualify to do a Co‐op?

Co‐op is open to juniors, seniors and graduate students who meet the minimum GPA requirement as set by their major department. Co‐op is an internship with duties that directly relate to the student’s major. In addition, the company or agency offering the co-op must be willing to enter into a site agreement with the University.
If you are an international student, and uncertain if you should enroll in Co-op, please first consult with IPGE staff before submitting any forms.

Units

If you work full-time you can earn up to (12) undergraduate units and (9) graduate units. International students must sign up for (12) units if undergraduate and (9) units if graduate.

Enrollment in 195/295

Please follow the link below, based on your major, to begin the enrollment process.

At the end of the semester of enrollment, you will need to submit an evaluation/report to receive credit for 195/295 enrollment. If you are not contacted 1 week before finals, then send an email to your major department staff asking for clarification.

Enrollment in 195A

For 195A, you should send the following items to ecs-coop@csus.edu via email, to enroll in the proper course, section, and units:

  • A copy of your offer letter. This letter is written by the employer and must include the company name and address, your position title, salary, co-op 195A start and completion date, number of hours you will be working per week, a short position description, the address where you will be working, and the employer’s signature.
  • Your most recent transcript (official or unofficial accepted)
  • Your resume
  • A copy of your signed Declaration of Policies for Off-Campus Learning Experiences.
  • A copy of your signed Statement of Understanding.
  • In your email please make sure to note your class registration date (date and time), the number of course units you wish to obtain and the number of units you are currently enrolled in at the present time (not including expected co-op units).

Upon completion of your co-op experience, submit the evaluation to obtain your 195A grade.

Co-op information for Employers

Please contact ecs-coop@csus.edu for instructions and information regarding hiring students for co-op education positions.