Fall 2017:

All students interested in co-op and internships are encouraged to attend one of our information sessions in the Computer Lab in McCool 218 beginning August 23th.

August 23, 2017 at 3:30 August 30, 2017 at 3:30 September 6, 2017 at 3:30 September 13, 2017 at 3:30
August 24, 2017 at 4:00 August 31, 2017 at 4:00 September 7, 2017 at 4:00

For more details call 325-3823 or come by 335 McCain. Attend an information session to learn more about signing up for Co-op & Internship Interviews October 10th - 12th, 2017.

For more details call 325-3823 or come by 335 McCain. Attend an information session to learn more about signing up for Co-op & Internship Interviews February 28th and March 1st, 2017.

What is Co-op

“The Competitive Edge”

Want a job after graduation? That’s the goal, right? Studying and making the grade is no longer enough in today’s economy. Practical work experience related to your major field of study is the COMPETITIVE EDGE that can make the difference in your job search after graduation.

What is Cooperative Education?


Frequently Asked Questions!!

Q. When can I start a co-op position?

A. Freshmen level students are encouraged to apply for the Cooperative Education or Internship Programs. As an incoming freshman, we will begin working with you on your resume, interviewing skills, and overall professional development. However, most student will actually will begin the program as a sophomore or junior level student. If you are transferring as a sophomore or junior to Mississippi State, you will want to start right away.

Q. Will it take longer to graduate?

A. Yes, a semester or two, but that’s a small amount of time compared to the “big picture” and the pay-off is even bigger. Just think of your co-op time as experience gained up front–before graduation instead of after.

Q. What is my student status while at work?

A. Registered students at work are classified as full-time MSU students. Scholarships, student loan status and student health insurance are not affected.

Q. Do I stay with the same co-op employer?

A. Yes, this allows you to receive progressively challenging work assignments each time you return.

Q. Do I get academic credit for co-op?

A. Students receive three hours of credit for each co-op term, but the hours do not count toward degree requirements.

Q. How much is the tuition for a co-op work term?

A. Tuition is not assessed. A university fee of $25 is charged to the co-op student’s account.

Q. Am I responsible for housing when I am at work?

A. Yes, but suitable and affordable housing usually can be located through the employer or other co-op students.

Q. What is the work/school schedule I will follow?

A. Students generally follow an alternating work/school schedule for three semesters. Students in a mandatory co-op curriculum (PGA Golf Management and Golf and Sports Turf Management) may follow a different rotation.

Current Students
Co-op Informational Video

Specialized Co-Op Programs
Co-Op Student of the Year
Co-op Ambassadors