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How ProTrack Co-Op Works

Prospective students applying for admission to Florida Tech 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 college freshmen and transfer students of any major 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 domestic and international students can participate in the program.  Orientation Session dates can be found here.

Additionally, interested students should attend an Information Session held during the Fall semester.  The Information Sessions are conducted by the Co-Op Advisor in a small group setting so students can ask questions and get personal, detailed answers.  Information Session 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.  Undergraduate tudents must earn an average GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in their academic studies their first year to begin ProTrack Co-Op. 

During the first year of study, ProTrack students may take EPE1000, ProTrack Cooperative Education Preparation, an optional comprehensive preparatory course focused on developing critical skills and strategies for success in choosing the right co-op and excelling in it.  Topics include résumé development, industry exploration, job search, interview skills, and professionalism.   Employers also visit throughout the semester to speak about their company and what it is like working there.  With these skills in hand, students can begin seeking co-op positions utilizing HandshakeCareerShiftLinkedIn, GoinGlobal, and their own research, aided by the guidance, research and encouragement of the Co-op Advisor.

For more information, please visit: ProTrack Academic Advising