Cooperative Education is a unique program designed to integrate students’ college studies with professional work experience in business, industry, or government agencies. By combining their full-time studies with paid practical experience, co-op students acquire important career-related skills and earn money to help finance their educations. We are excited to have over 400 employer relationships in 26 states.


for providing excellent hands-on experience for our students that directly relates to their academic program and/or career aspirations. Your participation in The University of Alabama Cooperative Education Program shows your continued commitment to UA and support for the growth and development of our students.

Interested in joining UA Co-op as an Employer?

If you are an employer searching for a Cooperative Education Program that joins exceptional students in your workplace, The University of Alabama Cooperative Education Program is suited for you.

Your participation benefits your corporation in the following ways:

  • Improved recruiting posture and overall presence on UA’s campus.
  • Co-op students accomplish valuable and necessary work freeing up full-time professional employees.
  • Accessibility to top ranked college graduates by early identification, evaluation, and development.
  • Co-op students are immediately productive at graduation reducing training costs and orientation.

To find out more about UA’s Coop Program visit our prospective employer site.

Helpful Links for Current Employers

Supervisor Instructions– a reference guide for current employers

UA Catalog