Interested In Co-Op?

If you are interested in being a Co-op applicant, you will want to begin by writing a strong résumé, practicing your interviewing skills, and learning how to conduct a job search.  Career Services is available to assist you with these.  View our list of services.

If you are a freshman or do not have much work experience to notate on your résumé, you can use this résumé worksheet to help you get started.  You can also use one of our sample résumé templates to help you build your format.  Once you are satisfied that your résumé represents you, you will want to upload it to your  profile. 

After recieving a written job offer,  contact the Co-op Advisor, Kaylen Kyle, via email at kkyle@fit.edu to recieve the Co-op Application Packet that will be completed by you and your academic advisor.  If you are an international student, you will also need to complete the CPT form with International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS).

All students are responsible for finding a work experience and applying for Co-op on their own.  There are several job search sites that you can use to assist you with your job search, including HandshakeCareerShiftLinkedIn, and others.  In addition, Career Services is available to assist you with your job search.  Email us at career@fit.edu or log into your Handshake account to select an appointment time that's convenient for you.

 

Eligibility Requirements For The Co-Op Program:

Undergraduate Students:

  • Full-time, degree-seeking student at FIT
  • Good academic standing
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 earned at FIT
  • Satisfactorily completed at least 24 GPA credit hours by his/her desired work term
  • Completed a minimum number of courses in his/her academic major recommended by your department

Graduate Students:

  • Full-time, degree-seeking student at FIT
  • Good academic standing
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 earned at FIT
  • Satisfactorily completed at least one full-time semester at FIT as a graduate student
  • Completed a minimum number of courses in his/her academic major recommended by your department

International Students:
To participate in the Co-op program, international students must meet the requirements listed above plus:

  • Be in a program of study and maintain a lawful F1 or J1 student visa status for at least nine months before beginning a Co-op position
  • Attend a CPT workshop, hosted by International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
  • In addition to approval from the Career Services office and the student’s academic department, international students must receive work authorization from ISSS
  • Apply to the ISSS office for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) before each co-op work term. Students must not begin working off campus before receiving CPT authorization. For further questions regarding work eligibility/authorization for international students, please contact the International Student Services