Cooperative education (co-op) is an optional academic program
designed to enrich students' educational experience by providing
them with salaried work experiences related to their majors,
minors or career goals. Co-op students are placed in either full
or part-time positions. They may elect to receive credit for
their placement or they may participate in the non-credit
Above Elena Vetere is showing the work she did during her
recent co-op to her professor.
"I spent this summer in
Spartanburg, SC working as an intern in the Automotive Division
of Milliken & Company. As a Textile Design major, I went into
this position having experience in printing, weaving, knitting,
and various CAD systems. In my job I researched brand identity,
created CAD simulations, and had my designs circular knitted
Other projects consisted of redesigning the product display at
the print plant, creating original print designs, compiling a
reference book for the print designers, organizing the
automotive print library, and assisting the designers."
Visit the Philadelphia Cooperative Education department at www.PhilaU.edu/ce.
Recent Co-op and Internships:
Click a student link below to find out about their latest co-op
/ intern experiences.