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.