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J. B. Speed School of Engineering Cooperative Education Program: “It works”

Speed School of Engineering is unique.  We offer a five-year program that includes an ABET accredited Bachelor of Engineering degree, an accredited Master of Engineering degree and a mandatory one-year cooperative education work experience.

What Is the Cooperative Education Program?

Cooperative Education is a planned and supervised program alternating periods of classroom instruction with work assignments that are related to the student's academic program. It is a concept through which employers and Speed School combine their resources to promote career education and training. Co-op students integrate the academic classroom experience with "real world" work experience with employers from business, industry, and government.

The Speed School of Engineering cooperative education program really works!  Speed has 250 students in “on-the-job” experiential education every semester.  And we’ve been doing it for 85 years with hundreds of companies all over the country!  Most of them keep coming back.

Students work alternating semesters, starting at the end of their sophomore year.

 

Why hire co-ops from UofL?

  • Access to motivated productive engineering students - that can help with a variety of  engineering assignments.
  • Also, it is a great recruiting pipeline for entry level engineering talent.
  • The program is straightforward and user-friendly:
  • Interview candidates and select a student.
  • Provide a full-time assignment relevant to the student’s major.
  • Provide a supervisor for the student.
  • Provide a HOURLY wage (amount is the employer’s option).
  • Complete a short performance evaluation for the student at the end of the semester. 
  • The Career Develop and Co-operative Education Office will help through the co-op hiring process: providing candidate resumes, setting up interview schedules, and assisting with all logistical needs.
 

Co-op Calendar:

Spring Semester: January - May
Summer Semester: May - August
Fall Semester: August - December

The Career Develop and Co-operative Education Office will help you through the co-op hiring process: providing candidate resumes, setting up interview schedules, helping with all logistics.

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Directions

Career Development and Cooperative Education Offices
Duthie Center for Engineering - Suite 106

Please note:  Eastern Parkway east of the traffic light by J.B. Speed Building is temporarily closed during the construction of the overpass.
 
Directions if traveling southbound on I-65:

  1. Take the Eastern Parkway exit.
  2. Turn RIGHT at the light, just off the exit (Warnock St.).
  3. Go straight through the light at Floyd Street.  (McDonald’s is on the right).
  4. Continue straight over the rail road tracks.
  5. Turn LEFT at the stop sign (Brook St.).
  6. Go under the bridge and proceed to parking lot on the RIGHT - by yellow poles.
  7. Turn RIGHT into the parking lot and drive through to the main lot.  You can park in any BLUE or GREEN spot in the paved lot.  You can also park in the VISITOR spots at south end of W.S. Speed Hall (recommended.)

Directions if traveling northbound on I-65:

  1. Take the Eastern Parkway exit 133B.
  2. Turn LEFT at the light, just off the exit (Warnock St.).
  3. Go straight through the light at Floyd Street.  (Mc Donald’s is on the right).
  4. Continue straight over the rail road tracks.
  5. Turn LEFT at the stop sign (Brook St.).
  6. Go under the bridge and proceed to parking lot on the RIGHT - by yellow poles.
  7. Turn RIGHT into the parking lot and drive through to the main lot.  You can park in any BLUE or GREEN spot in the paved lot.  You can also park in the VISITOR spots at south end of W.S. Speed Hall (recommended.)
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