Cooperative Education at Spelman
“The educational process has no end beyond itself; it is its own end.” -- John Dewey
How far are you willing to extend your education? Would you like to learn beyond the classroom and earn a salary? If you answered yes, the Spelman College Cooperative Education Program is for you!
What is Cooperative Education?
Cooperative Education, or Co-op, is an academic program, integrating classroom learning and work experiences in an environment related to your career goals.
Why Cooperative Education?
Cooperative Education utilizes the workplace as a learning environment in which students test previously learned facts and theories, revise assumptions, and derive new and firsthand knowledge. Further, most Co-op programs provide a salary that may be used to support your paying college costs.
What are the benefits?
- Develop a professional network and an understanding of workplace culture.
- Receive a salary to offset future academic costs.
- Potential full-time hiring opportunities may arise.
- Enhance critical thinking skills.
- Ability to integrate classroom theory with workplace practice.
- Experiencing the connection between academic and career goals.
- Opportunity to develop and practice soft-skills such as accountability, responsibility, commitment, etc.
- Improve technical knowledge through use of state of the art equipment.
Keith A. Webb
Director, Office of Cooperative Education
350 Spelman Lane SW, Box # 347
Milligan Building - Office 2109
Atlanta, GA 30314
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