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Mark Coen, Associate Registrar
Office of the Registrar
Williston Hall 103
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Boston, MA 02115
Greg Denon, Director
Room 101, Wentworth Hall 617-989-4112
The Wentworth Career Center offers students and graduates a full range of career services which includes career advising, cooperative education, career information and resources, graduate school planning, and employment services. The Center is located in Wentworth Hall and is open Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Career Services provides career advising to students or alumni (client) at any point in their college or post-college experience. Career Services assists clients with individual career issues; with gathering occupational and employment information; with estab-lishing short- and long-term career goals; with exploring different career paths; and with making informed and purposeful career decisions.
* Note: Transfer students must complete at least one semester in residence at Wentworth before being eligible for the cooperative education program.
The two specific co-op courses that are required are:
- COOP400: Cooperative Education I (typically taken during a student’s junior year)
- COOP600: Cooperative Education II (typically taken during a student’s senior year)
A student must register for a co-op course in order for their work experience to fulfill a co-op requirement. Typically, a student will not take other courses during their co-op semester. Enrollment in a co-op course maintains a student’s full-time student status.
There are two additional co-op courses that students have the option of enrolling in:
- COOP300: Optional Cooperative Education
COOP300 is only offered during the summer semester and is open only to students who have completed the prerequisites for the junior year of a baccalaureate day program with a grade point average of “C” (2.0) or better and where no other remedial work is required. COOP300 does not replace either of the required co-op courses (COOP400 or COOP600).
- COOP5OO: Additional Cooperative Education
A student is eligible for COOP5OO only if COOP400 and COOP600 have been completed.
Registration for this course is by permission of the co-op advisor.
Other than class standing, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher as a requirement of co-op. Students not meeting this standard by the end of the semester immediately preceding their co-op term will not be eligible for co-op. The student will be dropped from their co-op enrollment.
Upon completion of the co-op and assignments, students earn a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grade, which is recorded on the student’s academic transcript.
Review of transferable industrial work experience (as a substitute for co-op) must be work congruent with approved co-op positions. Occasionally students enter the baccalaureate day programs with substantial work experience in their major field. With the approval of the Director of the Career Center, this work experience may be substituted for one or both of the cooperative education requirements. Students must formally petition to receive this course substitution.
For The Arioch Center, the Cooperative Work Semester requirement is not applicable.
Career Services assists clients in exploring possibilities that match their career goal; developing job-search competencies and methods to present themselves effectively; obtaining information on employment opportunities (full-time and co-op) and prospective employers; connecting with employers; developing and maintaining relationships with employers.
Through an online job posting and recruiting system, an annual career fair and specialized recruiting events, students and employers are able to connect for co-op and full-time job opportunities.