Co-op and International Students

International students are eligible to participate in the Co-op Program. Because they earn academic credit and maintain full-time status while participating in the program, International students can be approved to use Curricular Practical Training (CPT) hours. This allows International students to gain significant full-time work experience in industry while preserving work authorization hours available through Optional Practical Training (OPT) for post-graduation plans. The Co-op Office works closely with the International Office to ensure that CPT work authorization is approved before a student begins each co-op work term.