How do I get experience if I don't have a job and how do I get a job, if I don't have experience?
The answer is: Cooperative Education and Internships!
Co op education and internships are the focus of CEIA members. It should be something you focus on, especially if you are a potential/current college student or a parent.
Cooperative Education and internship programs are work experiences offered through colleges and universities as a way for students to apply what is learned in the classroom. Some call it experience-based education or work-integrated learning--there are lots of names for it, but the main theme is that you gain the following benefits.
Co op Education work experiences and internships are a way for students to:
Click here for a list of colleges and universities that offer co op education and intern programs.