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Resources for Co-ops
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Whether you are preparing for a co-op search or a job search, the Center for Cooperative Education and Career Development has the resources you need to be successful. If you haven’t met with a Co-op + Career Advisor yet, give us a call at 617-989-4101 to schedule an appointment and we’ll get you started on the right track.
When you secure a co-op, please let us know by registering on LeopardWeb and reporting your hire through WITworks. International students who secure mandatory co-ops must follow instructions on the reporting and work authorization process.
Here are a number of resources that can help you throughout your search process. Check out our blog for articles from the staff about preparing for a co-op or job search.
Résumé and cover letter writing. It's important to make your résuméclean and easily readable, and include results and impact wherever possible. Don’t be afraid to list course projects, volunteer work, and campus or community involvement. Your examples should include action verbs and focus on the skills you have gained, not just what you have done. Give the reader results! For the cover letter, always tailor what you write to the position offered, and keep it relevant to the skills required in the description.
- Action Verbs
- Cover Letter Guide
- Reference List
- Résumé Guide
- Sample Résumé
- Technical Competencies
- Transferable Skills
Interviewing and networking skills. Relevant experience is important, but a strong interview can make all the difference in landing a job. You must come across as credible and confident; at the same time, you are looking for a good match for yourself so you need to ask insightful questions and consider the role and responsibilities of the position.
- Application Follow Up Sample
- Career Fair Prep
- Commonly Asked Interview Questions for Alumni
- Commonly Asked Interview Questions for Co-op
- Craft Your Pitch Worksheet
- Follow-Up Thank You Note Guide
- How to Write a Professional Email
- Housing and Co-op FAQ's
- Informational Interviews
- Informational Interview Email Samples
- Job Search and Networking
- Joining Groups on LinkedIn
- Letter of Recommendation
- LGBTQ Resources
- LinkedIn Guide
- Negotiation Guide
- Staying Organized and Methods of Application
- Technical Interviews
Tips for Co-op
If you are out on co-op you may have questions for us while your there. Here are some resources to help you make the best of your co-op.
- globalEDGE International Internship Directory - The Directory is a reference guide for students, faculty, staff, and administrators to help match students with international internship opportunities offered by two- and four-year colleges and universities, governmental agencies, non-profit groups, private organizations, and corporations.
- Hoover's Company Profiles - research 40,000 global public and non-public companies including financials, competitors, officers, and more. Available through the Douglas D Schumann Library & Learning Commons via your Wentworth Network Account.
- My Next Move - Has 974 careers for you to choose from. Click any title to see more information. You can also see just the Bright Outlook careers, Green careers, or careers with Registered Apprenticeships.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook — Provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Occupational Outlook Handbook can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
- O*NET Interest Profiler — This self-assessment career exploration tool offered by the U.S. Department of Labor can help you discover the type of work activities and jobs that interest you most.
- PrivCo - Find business and financial Information about private companies. Available through the Douglas D Schumann Library & Learning Commons via your Wentworth Network Account.
- Resume Writing — This handy resource is offered by Purdue’s Online Writing Lab.