Spring Co-op Hiring Days

Spring Co-op Hiring Days

Now until January 26

Employers, are you in the process of hiring for a Spring 2021 Co-op? Join us before the Spring Co-op Deadline for your chance to meet with students still actively searching for the Spring semester. Connect with students through 30-minute info sessions and 15-minute one-on-one interviews.

First: Host a 30-minute information session.

  • Each session will give you a chance to educate students about your company and the role you are hiring for. We encourage at least 10-15 minutes of the session be dedicated to questions from students.
  • Students who participate in an information session will have early access to scheduling their 15-minute one-on-one interviews with you.

Second: Conduct 15 minute one-on-one interviews with students who apply to your position in WITworks.

  • You must post the co-op position in WITworks.
    • Once your position is posted, CO-OPS + CAREERS will work with you to set-up an interview schedule.
    • Students will sign themselves up for interview slots through WITworks and we will communicate with you your final schedule of students.
    • At the time of the interviews, all you will need to do is begin your virtual meeting.
  • These 15-minute one-on-one interviews are designed to be your first round interviews.


Employer expectations for Spring Co-op Hiring Days

  • You will host an information session and 1-1 virtual interviews with students
  • Cancellations must be made no later than 12 PM noon EST the day before your event.
  • You must be still actively hiring for a spring co-op. This is not a networking event.
  • You will speak with every student who signs up for a 1-1 virtual interview.


Spring Co-op Dates

Co-op Schedule Spring 2021
Semester begins (first official start date of co-op) Tuesday, January 19
Last day to make an offer Tuesday, January 26
Latest Employment start date Monday, February 1
Co-op assessment due – student & employer Friday, April 16
Last day of official co-op semester Tuesday, April 27


Email eckmank@wit.edu

These events are designed to support your spring co-op hiring. We strongly encourage you to begin or continue your search for candidates now and use these events should you have not secured a co-op student by January 11 at noon EST.


In addition to Co-op Hiring Days, Wentworth offers a number of other outlets to engage students:

  • Post your openings in WITworks, where Wentworth students go to look for co-ops and jobs.
  • Become a Co-op Employer:  All undergraduate day students are required to complete two Cooperative Education (co-op) experiences prior to receiving their Bachelor’s degree.  These are typically paid, full-time (30 hours minimally per week) and last for the duration of the semester.  Most students do their required co-ops in their junior and senior year and an optional co-op in their sophomore year.  Architecture students complete their required co-ops in their sophomore and junior years.
  • Interview Virtually:  We offer on-campus interviewing where you can review resumes of all candidates, pick the students whom you care to interview and host interviews virtually through the meeting platform of your choosing. We will do all of the administrative tasks.  You can pick a date that would work for you and we will set it all up.
  • Host an “Inside Industry Right Now” virtual discussion: Be featured in a Zoom session moderated by a CO-OPS + CAREERS staff member discussing how COVID-19 has impacted your business and new challenges that has caused. Not only is it an opportunity to stay engaged with students from targeted majors, it’s a way to share current industry information while promoting your organization.