Cooperative education (co-op) is more than an internship — it's a real, professional job that aligns with your career goals and objectives and offers you a chance to apply your classroom learning to real-world situations.
All engineering students, except those in the Software Engineering program, are required to participate in co-op.
Value of co-op
That's easy! We want you to graduate with the hands-on experience employers are demanding.
Co-op assignments look great on your resume and give you an edge in your job search — if you have to search at all!
Almost all co-op students are retained as full-time employees when they graduate.
And because co-op is real work experience, you can expect to earn a real salary — along with academic credit — during the program. In fact, co-op students earn an average of $32,700.
Many co-op programs at other institutions take five years. At Detroit Mercy, you’ll get a year’s worth of professional experience and still graduate in four years.Here's a list of some of our co-op partners
|CHRYSLER GROUP LLC.||FORD||GENERAL MOTORS|
|TI AUTOMOTIVE||LEAR CORPORATION||WASHTENAW|
|R.L. COOLSAET CONSTRUCTION CO.||PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||SPECTRUM|
|KAWASAKI||JSP RESINS LLC||TETRA TECH|
|LAVERE||STANLEY BLACK & DECKER||ROUSH|
|DTE ENERGY||SRINERGY||G2 CONSULTING GROUP|
|ANDROID||BASIC SYSTEMS, INC.||GHAFARI|
|WALBRIDGE||PETER BASSO ASSOCIATES INC.||DETROIT DIESEL|
|JOHNSON CONTROLS||TRICO||KAWASKI, INC|
|FISHBECK, THOMPSON, CARR & HUBER, INC.||SPALDING DEDECKER||ANDERSON, ECKSTEIN AND WESTRICK, INC.|
|TRAM||DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA INC.||REPLICATION MEDICAL, INC|
|BOSCH||DICLEMENTE SIEGEL DESIGN INC.||HUBBLE, ROTH, & CLARK, INC.|
|TRIALON CORP.||MEGAN SOFT INC.||MAGNA POWERTRAIN|
“When you graduate, you will be in a fantastic position. You’ll be able to choose where you want to work. For one thing, you’ve already worked a full year in industry in a co-op program. You’ll know what it’s like to work in industry, and you’ll have a tremendous advantage over other people just coming out of school.”
– Mark Paulik, professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
How do I get a co-op job?
Please contact:Coordinator of Cooperative Education and Career Services Engineering 125