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What is a Co-op?

A structured educational strategy integrating classroom studies with learning through productive work experiences in a field related to a student’s academic or career goals. It provides progressive experiences in integrating theory and practice. A Co-op is a paid work experience in a professional setting. Students who do co-ops may work during the fall, spring or summer terms.

What are the requirements for a co-op?

  • Students must be in good University standing
  • Students must have completed sophomore-level courses
  • Students must have a 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA and full-time student status
  • Students must register for the Co-op course
  • Students must check directly with their departments for specific minimum work periods

What is an internship?

Any career-related work experience of limited duration that provides students an opportunity to gain experience before they graduate while earning credit hours. The student works in a professional setting under the supervision of at least one practicing professional. Positions may or may not be paid. Students who do internships may work during the fall, spring or summer terms.

What are the requirements for an internship?

  • Students must be in good University standing
  • Students must have completed freshman-level courses
  • Students must have a 2.0 minimum cumulative GPA and full-time student status
  • Students must register for the Internship course
  • Students must check directly with their departments for specified minimum work periods

Where do I find out about off-campus work-study?

If you have an award letter from the Office of Financial Aid that indicates that you are eligible for the work-study program, you may either do your work study on- campus or off-campus. If you decide to complete your work-study hours on-campus you will need to see a Financial Aid Counselor in the Office of Financial Aid. If you decide to complete your work-Study hours off-campus, you will need to see the Coordinator of Job Location and Development in the Office of Career Services, 301 Thompson Center.

Where is the Office of Community Service?

The Office of Community Service is located in suite 301 of the Thompson Center. All students who are required to do Community Service hours will need to see the Coordinator of Community Service.

What does the Office of Career Services do?

The Office of Career Services exists to provide career related guidance, resources, and support to all students and alumni of Winston-Salem State University.

Who should use the Office of Career Services?

All students enrolled at Winston-Salem State University should begin utilizing the services available by The Office of Career Services and participating in all seminars and workshops during their Freshman year.

Winston-Salem State University

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000



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