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 who are interested in learning more about cooperative education at Florida Tech are encouraged to attend 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. Check the Orientation Schedule in August to find out the day and time for this session.
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.
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 EPE-1000, 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, the job search, interview skills, and workplace issues. With these skills in hand, students begin seeking co-op positions utilizing Panther Career Link, Career Shift, and their own research, aided by the guidance, research and encouragement of their ProTrack Co-op Advisor.
ProTrack Co-op Advisor:
Erin Minta, MA
ProTrack Academic Advisor:
Dr. Matthew Jensen