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Work Experience

Depending on your major or career interest, a Co-op position can come in a variety of ways, such as:

Part-time and Full-time Paid

These positions can be permanent or temporary (the length of the semester). Wages offered vary depending upon your academic major and past work experience. The Co-op staff makes every effort to obtain paid positions, however, a paid position is not guaranteed through the Co-op program. 

Past placements:

  • CAT Country 98.1
  • Disney Resorts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • South Coast Hospitals
  • Titleist 

Internships (Paid and Unpaid) 

Like a semester in school, an internship is a job that lasts for a limited length of time. An internship is often set up with specified responsibilities in a company, nonprofit, or other organization. An internship is great opportunities to get your feet wet in a profession, see if you like it, and learn to hone some skills for the future.

Past placements:

  • United Way of Greater New Bedford
  • Children's Advocacy Center
  • Massachusetts Trial Courts
  • Coalition for Buzzards Bay
  • The Steel Yard

Federal Work Study

The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to your course of study.

Your Federal Work-Study salary will be at least the current federal minimum wage, but it may be higher, depending on the type of work you do and the skills required. Your total Federal Work-Study award depends on when you apply, your level of need, and the funding level of your school. Contact Financial Aid to see if you are eligible for this program. 

New Learning in Present Job

Many students have years of work experience and may be hoping to advance in their present job or find ways to broaden their professional development and expand their careers. Co-op can provide you with the opportunity to earn credits for working at your present job, provided you learn new aspects of that job while participating in Co-op. All current positions need to be pre-approved by the Director and/or Coordinator. To obtain approval, you must contact the Cooperative Education office at 508.678.2811, ext. 2407. 

Contact Details


Cooperative Education
Fall River Campus, 777 Elsbree St, 02720
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2407
Fax: 508.730.3282
Location: K123

Event Calendar

Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT

Financial Aid Refund Payments for Summer Semester (7/31/2015)

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Fall River On The Spot Event (8/1/2015)

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Placement Testing- New Bedford- Monday, August 3, 2015- 13170 (8/3/2015)

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Placement Testing- New Bedford- Monday, August 3, 2015- 13171 (8/3/2015)

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