How ProTrack & Co-op Works
Prospective students applying for admission to Florida Tech's College of Engineering and wishing to enroll in ProTrack should indicate so by checking the appropriate box on their admission application, which is available for download or completion online.
First time in college freshmen and transfer students (of any major) who are interested in learning more about cooperative education at Florida Tech are encouraged to attend one of the Orientation Session held each August during Freshman Orientation week. We recommend students attend with their parents so they, too, can learn about this unique opportunity. Both international and domestic students can participate in the program. Orientation Sessions dates can be found here.
Additionally, interested students will attend an Information Session held during the fall semester. The Information Sessions are conducted by the ProTrack Co-op Advisor and the ProTrack Academic Advisor in a small group setting so students can ask questions and get personal, detailed answers. Information Sessions dates can be found here.
The first year is spent in classes at Florida Tech, where students build a strong foundation in the knowledge and skills needed for their first co-op job. Students must earn an average GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in their academic studies their first year to begin ProTrack.
During the first year of study, ProTrack students take EPE1000, ProTrack Cooperative Education Preparation, a comprehensive preparatory course focused on developing critical skills and strategies for success in choosing the right co-op and excelling in it. Topics include resume development, industry exploration, job search, interview skills, and professionalism. Employers also visit throughout the semester. With these skills in hand, students begin seeking co-op positions utilizing Panther Career Link, Career Shift, GoinGlobal, and their own research, aided by the guidance, research and encouragement of the Co-op Advisor.
ProTrack Co-op Advisor:
Mrs. Stephanie Lynch, MA
ProTrack Academic Advisor:
Dr. Matthew Jensen
For more information, please visit: ProTrack Academic Advising