ProTrack & Co-Op Student Resources

Current ProTrack Co-op Students - Working

Please remember to fulfill your co-op course requirements (Mid-Term Report or Position Information Form, Employer Evaluation and Final Report) by the deadlines given to you in your syllabus.  If you need assistance, or have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lynch at slynch@fit.edu

ProTrack Co-op Students – EPE-1000 (Experiential Professional Education)

To be eligible for EPE-1000, you must have attended an Information Session offered in the fall term.  Freshmen in the College of Engineering are given priority placement in the course.  Sophomores and above are permitted in the course when there are seats available.

Current EPE-1000 students: Please email your course instructor directly for questions regarding the class.

Do you have a co-op (or an internship) job offer you want to get credit for? Here’s How to Enroll in Co-op and Register for Credit:

You will need to have a job offer letter to begin the registration process.  You will also need to obtain a Co-Op Application Packet from the Co-Op Advisor, Stephanie Lynch.

All students: Please follow these Steps:

1. Register for Panther Career Link.  Co-op and internship jobs posted just for FIT students can be found here.  Employers also have the option to search for student resumes using this system, so you should also upload your resume.  The CMS office may also email you directly about co-op job openings.

2. Look for a co-op job on your own.  Use resources such as Panther Career Link, CareerShift, LinkedIn, career fairs, and your own personal contacts to find a co-op job. 

3. Employers will contact you directly for interviews.  CMS is available to assist you with interview, cover letter, and resume preparation.  Please contact us to make an appointment.

4. Once you receive and accept a co-op job offer, report the job on Panther Career Link:

      -Log in to Panther Career Link.

      - Click on “Report ProTrack Co-op (for credit) Here” on the left side of your home screen.

      - You will need an electronic version of your offer letter to upload in Panther Career Link to complete the process.

5. Make an appointment with the co-op advisor, Ms. Lynch, so she can register you for the co-op course.  You must bring this completed packet with you.  You will be given a syllabus for your co-op course and it will be your responsibility to read it and turn in assignments by the deadlines listed.

Interested in co-op?  Seeking a co-op?  Become a part of the Applicant Pool!

If you are interested in being a co-op applicant you will want to begin by writing a strong resume, practicing your interviewing skills, and learning how to conduct a job search.  Career Management Services assists you with these.  Please see our list of services here.

Schedule an appointment with the Co-Op Advisor, Stephanie Lynch, to obtain the Co-Op Application Packet and to discuss the co-op process.  Once you have completed the entire packet, schedule an appointment with Ms. Lynch to return the packet, obtin a syllabus for the co-op, and register.

Co-Op Advisor: Stephanie Lynch, (321) 674-8102, slynch@fit.edu

Students must look for co-op jobs on their own.  Panther Career Link may be used for this, but there are several other job search sites that you can use (CareerShift, LinkedIn).  In addition, Career Management Services is open from 8AM - 5PM Monday through Friday to assist you in your job search.  You can call or email for an advising session and we will connect you with a staff member who can assist you.