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The Cooperative Education/Internship Program allows students to put classroom theory into real world practice through on-the-job work experience. After completing a competitive application and interview process, accepted students are given support toward finding an internship related to their major. The “Co-op” Program attracts the best and brightest among TCI students.
*Students, please note: This is a very selective program; submitting an application does not guarantee an interview, nor does an interview guarantee acceptance to the program.
In today’s competitive job market, employers often require candidates to have some previous experience in the field, even at the entry-level. The Co-op program helps students to bridge the experience gap between their degree and employer expectations. The students in the program not only have a chance to gain hands-on experience in their industry, which will boost their skills and strengthen their resume, but they also have the opportunity to represent TCI as field ambassadors, showing the caliber of professionals graduating from this school.
Accepted students are required to complete the Job 100 and 200 seminars by the end of the semester during which they apply to the program. These seminars assist students with professional development and guide them through the internship search process. Students will work one-on-one with the Cooperative Education Managers to polish their resumes, prepare strong cover letters and practice interviewing skills. Managers will then assist students in finding suitable internship opportunities that will give them optimal exposure to work within their field. Students are required to work a minimum of 10-15 hours per week at their internship, but may work more based on mutual agreement with the employer. Students may also receive academic credit for their internship.
The Cooperative Education Managers actively cultivate and maintain relationships with employers across multiple industries to provide placement opportunities for TCI students. We strive to make the best match between students’ interests and skills and employers’ needs. Employers are also encouraged to contact the program managers to help them meet their need for interns.
Recruitment for the program takes place three times per year in January, May, and September. Students typically apply to the Co-op program in their second or third semester at TCI and the program takes up to three semesters to complete:
- Second semester: Application, Interviews, Training, and Resume Updates
- Third semester: Interviews with employers,
- Fourth semester: Undertaking an internship experience. Internships typically last the duration of one semester or approximately 4 months.
- Note: If placed early, students may carry out a two-semester internship (at the employer’s discretion).
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Phone: 212-594-4000 – Ext. 4420