Cooperative Education - CPS (COP)

COP 1002. Internship. 0 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to engage in an internship to gain practical experience related to their field of study.

COP 3940. Personal and Career Development. 3 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to use co-op experience along with this course to clarify their vision of a successful professional and personal future and identify goals to create that vision; identify strengths, weaknesses, and communication and conflict-management preferences; design a career action plan; and develop and practice articulating professional goals, personal brand, and knowledge and experience gained from co-op. Encourages students to engage in a combination of introspection, critical reflection on experiences in the workplace, and with online collaborative learning and group behavior; learn to identify and analyze career and personal development opportunities in the external environment; and practice communication, relationship-building, conflict management, and leadership skills. This companion course to an internship or co-op requires permission of the CPS Office of Cooperative Education.

COP 3944. Co-op Work Experience—Part Time. 0 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to engage in work experience that relates to their academic field of study.

COP 3945. Co-op Work Experience—Full Time. 0 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to engage in work experience that relates to their field of study.

COP 4500. Experiential Learning Projects. 0 Hours.

Seeks to help students apply their curricular learnings in an applied project setting. Working with a sponsor, students refine an applied research topic, perform research, develop recommendations that are shared with a partner sponsor, and create a plan for implementing their recommendations. Seeks to benefit students with a curriculum that supports the development of key business communication skills, project and client management skills, and frameworks for business analysis. Offers students an opportunity to learn from sponsor feedback, review lessons learned, and incorporate suggestions from this review to improve and further develop their career development and professional plan.

COP 5001. Preparing for Experiential Learning. 0 Hours.

Seeks to prepare students for an experiential learning placement. Offers students an opportunity to develop a job search strategy, gain greater understanding of their career field and the skills and traits required, and understand the key components of business professionalism. The goal is that the student should gain a greater understanding of the CPS cooperative education and academic internship policies, procedures, and expectations.

COP 5002. Internship. 0 Hours.

Enables students to engage in an internship to gain practical experience relating to their field of study.

COP 5003. Experiential Learning Projects for Graduate Students. 0 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to apply their curricular learnings in an applied project setting. Working with a sponsor, students refine an applied research topic, perform research, develop recommendations that are shared with a partner sponsor, and create a plan for implementing their recommendations. Seeks to benefit students with a curriculum that supports the development of key business communication skills, project and client management skills, and frameworks for business analysis. Offers students an opportunity to learn from sponsor feedback, review “lessons learned,” and incorporate suggestions from this review to improve and further develop their career development and professional plan.

COP 6940. Personal and Career Development. 3-4 Hours.

Offers a companion course to an internship or co-op. Offers students an opportunity to use the work experience along with this course to (1) clarify vision of a successful professional and personal future and identify goals to creating that vision; (2) identify strengths, weaknesses, and communication and conflict-management preferences; (3) design a career action plan; and (4) develop and practice articulating professional goals, personal brand, and knowledge and experience gained from the co-op. Encourages students to engage in a combination of (1) introspection; (2) critical reflection on experiences in the workplace and with online collaborative learning and group behavior; (3) learning to identify and analyze career and personal development opportunities in the external environment; and (4) practicing communication, relationship building, conflict management, and leadership skills. Prereq. Permission of the CPS Office of Cooperative Education.

COP 6942. Strategies for Professional Growth. 1 Hour.

Offers students an opportunity to clarify their vision of a successful professional and personal future, identify goals to achieve that vision, develop and negotiate a proposal for an applied project, and assess career growth opportunities. Designed to encourage students to plan and frame a personal and professional growth strategy using internal and external scanning mechanisms, negotiation and persuasion, research, and critical reflection.

COP 6944. Co-op Work Experience—Part Time. 0 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to engage in work experience that relates to their academic field of study.

COP 6945. Co-op Work Experience—Full Time. 0 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to engage in work experience that relates to their field of study.

COP 6962. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.