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Cooperative Education (Co-op)

In the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, cooperative education—or co-op for short—is a key component to the Experiential Liberal Arts, an educational model that integrates experiential learning with the rigorous study of society, culture, and politics.

Co-op enhances your understanding of human services by learning both inside and outside a traditional classroom setting. Learning occurs best when co-op and classroom experiences are considered two halves of a single curriculum. Develop professional, academic, and life skills on co-ops in a wide variety of industries. Depending on the job, you may find yourself gathering and analyzing data, supporting marketing campaigns, planning and facilitating events, teaching curriculum, supporting clients, or fundraising. Your experiences will enrich your academic learning when you see and experience themes and topics that you have discussed in class.


Co-op Coordinator in Human Services


Lisa Worsh, Senior Cooperative Education Coordinator
210J Renassiace Park




Co-ops in Human Services

Enhance classroom learning and deepen knowledge through co-op in a variety of experiences. Below is a partial list of job titles and co-op employers by field, topic, or industry.

Business (Corporations)

Non-Profit Organizations

Direct Care (Client Service) 


Higher Education

K-12 Education



Social Enterprise – Social Change

Learn more about Co-op

If you would like to learn more about how co-op works in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, please visit the CSSH co-op website.