Spring 2022 Alternative Co-op: COOP4699 Information Session

Ria Kalinowski from CO-OPS + CAREERS discusses COOP 4699, an alternative co-op. This is a remote, less-than half-time status co-op option. This can be a confusing co-op option as it consists of three components (see description below). Participants must be independent and self-motivated to successfully complete this co-op. This is not an option for international students or varsity athletes, and not for those in the School of Computing and Data Science.

If you are still uncertain of your co-op plans by the Spring 2022 Add/Drop deadline of January 18, consider completing the online “COOP 4699 Paths Selection” survey before registering for CO-OP 4699. COOP 4699 is a less-than-half time, tuition-free option consisting of three components: completion of one online certification course, completion of Career Advancement Activities (CAA) via Brightspace, and potentially securing and completing some work experience related to your major. This option impacts your student status and Financial Aid. Please meet with your CO-OP + CAREER Advisor and Financial Aid Advisor to discuss this option. Please note that significant self-management is needed to successfully complete this option. International students and varsity athletes are not eligible to participate in this option, as students who choose this option will not have full-time enrollment. Students in the School of Computing and Data Science are not allowed to participate.

Read the What You Need to Know document to understand this co-op. If you are interested in this option, review the COOP 4699 Paths Selection Tool to review the certification options open to your major.