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Benefits for Employers

As a result of their participation, employers of CME co-op/intern students will benefit in a number of ways.

  • Provides source of high quality, highly motivated employees
  • Offers opportunity to evaluate and pre-train potential full-time employees
  • Assists permanent company personnel
  • Improves relations with the University
  • Attracts highly motivated, energetic student-employees
  • Enables businesses to participate in and influence the educational process
  • Broadens company visibility to students, faculty and the community at large
  • Improves selection and retention of new hires
  • Enhances human resource flexibility with effective short-term employees
  • Provides an infusion of new ideas and view points


Expectation of co-op/intern employers:

The expectation of the Center for Manufacturing Excellence for the student co-op/intern employers is summarized in 5 general areas:

Value of Work: the employer will assign work that will complement the student’s academic track and develops a student’s talents and professional potential.

Working Conditions: the employer will provide physical working conditions that will protect the safety, health and welfare of the co-op student.

Accountability: the employer will be accountable to the co-op student for the implementation of a meaningful co-op experience.

Commitment: the employer will commit to exhibiting a set of values and principles that will enhance the personal and professional development of the co-op student.

Evaluation: the employer will provide the co-op student with regular performance feedback and an end of term performance evaluation.

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Phone: (662) 915-2630