Prior to Placement.
It's important to become familiar and active in the job search process. To insure a successful placement, Co-op students should develop a resume that will effectively present your interests and experience to prospective employers and work with the Co-op Office to identify appropriate types of placements.
On the Job.
As a Co-op student, you should keep in mind that to your colleagues and to your employer, you represent Bristol Community College. Therefore, you should make every effort to adhere to your employer's work standards and employment policies (for example, dress codes, rules regarding attendance, lunch hours, breaks, etc.) and carry out your responsibilities competently and professionally.
During the Semester.
Beyond your day-to-day responsibilities on the job, you should:
- Be willing to earnestly contribute to the employer.
- Take initiative to communicate needs and concerns to employer and faculty supervisor by working the entire work term as agreed upon
- Inform your Co-op faculty member of any changes in work assignments, personnel changes in the organization, or permanent changes in your work schedule, as soon as possible.
- Continue to maintain good academic standing while completing the cooperative work experience.
- Attend the weekly Cooperative Education Seminar.
- Develop a Learning Agreement, which incorporates input from both faculty and on-the-job supervisor.
- Be aware of personal goals as well as employer expectations and goals.
- Complete all written assignments. Complete and return all self-evaluations. Make sure your Co-op file is complete.
- Offer feedback to employer and faculty supervisor to improve the Co-op experience for future participating students.