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Professional Practice

Professional Practice courses are university-wide courses that provide students with an opportunity to earn academic credit while gaining professionally supervised, paid or unpaid work experience in business, industry, government, or other agencies and organizations. The work experience must be career and/or academically related and may take place at local, regional, national, or international sites.

Career Services works with professional practice coordinators in the University's academic departments and is able to provide you with details about their program and help you research internship/cooperative education opportunities.

Professional practice options

Professional Practice courses include two options: internships, and cooperative education internships. Qualified undergraduate and graduate students may participate in either of the two options.

Internships generally feature:

  • Frequently a capstone, one-time work experience
  • Career/academically related
  • Credit generating
  • Professionally supervised
Cooperative education internships generally feature:
  • Either alternating or parallel periods of classroom study and on-the-job work experience
  • Career/academically related
  • Credit generating
  • Professionally supervised
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