Cooperative Education

On-Campus Interviews

co-op-interview2018fa.jpgThe University of Dayton School of Engineering Cooperative Education program hosts on-campus interviews in the newly renovated Kennedy Union Ballroom. Go to our Employer Information webpage for details.

Highlights from Our Recent On-Campus Interviews

  • 41 companies attended
  • 143 students participated
  • 406 available interview slots

Employer's Comments

  • "Great interviews — the students were well prepared."
  • "Great candidates. Thank you for organizing."
  • "This was a great event. We have had many amazing students over the past two days. It will make our decision very difficult."

Experience Your Possibilities

Your University of Dayton engineering or engineering technology degree provides a variety of career opportunities. Experience the School of Engineering's cooperative education program and discover your path.

Discover Co-op
  1. Train in a chosen academic discipline.
  2. Define career goals and evaluate career choices.
  3. Earn money for educational expenses.
  4. Gain maturity, develop self-confidence and learn money management.
  5. Acquire work experience.
  6. Develop understanding and appreciation of problems and diversities.
  7. Ease the transition from graduation to full-time employment.

Jacobs to Join GE Aviation

Noelle Jacobs, mechanical engineering major (aerospace concentration), worked for GE Aviation for three work terms. She began her co-op time at GE Aviation in 2016 at the GE EPISCenter. Her second and third rotations were at  GE Evendale Aviation headquarters in Cincinnati. While there, Jacobs, in an operations role, collaborated with a mechanical design team on a backup electrical power system. 

Returning to campus for her fifth and final year at the University of Dayton, Jacobs was offered a full-time position with GE Aviation’s Edison Engineering Development Program (EEDP) and will start after her 2019 graduation.

Through co-op, Jacobs believes that her leadership and engineering skills were refined as she built valuable teams, led a global team and received hands-on testing experience, which adds to the excitement for her future at GE and her career as an engineer.

2019 Co-op Award Recipients
Congratulations, Emily and Luke!
In May, at this year's School of Engineering graduation reception, Emily Lazar, civil engineering major, received the Outstanding Cooperative Education Student in Engineering Award of Excellence, and Luke Kilps, industrial engineering technology major, received the Outstanding Cooperative Education Student in Engineering Technology Award of Excellence. 

Cooperative Education, Nancy Chase, Director

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