Investing in your future: The CCB Co-Op
The Charlton College of Business Co_op offers students two semesters of full-time, paid, professional work experience (up to 26 weeks at a time) with Charlton partners.
The CCB Co-Op work experience takes place in the first semester of junior and senior year. Generally, students participating in the CCB Co-Op take 5 years to finish their degree program, graduating with one year of meaningful, professional work experience related to their major.
The CCB Co-Op experience also helps students pay for the following semester at UMass Dartmouth.
Students in the CCB Co-Op will apply classroom knowledge to a substantive work experience, develop organizational and professional skills, and practice technical skills in their major.
While at the employer co-op site, students continue to engage with faculty members through online discussion boards in which they reflect on their experiences.
Traditionally, co-op positions turn into full-time opportunities after graduation - students are career ready and can hit the ground running. This provides students with a significant advantage in the job marketplace. In addition, students are provided with the opportunity to 'test drive' a career in up to two industries before choosing their final career path.
"The newly created co-op program at MEDITECH has been very successful...we have brought in impressive students who have taken on the responsibilities of full time employees. This experience has been mutually beneficial in that it gives the student professional experience and it has been a fantastic recruiting tool for us and lets our management teams custom train future employees."- Senior Recruiting Manager, MEDITECH
Getting started with the CCB Co-Op
Students and interested Co-Op partners should contact the CCB Co-Op Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (508) 990-9670 for more information.