How to Apply for Co-op

Step 1: Attend the Co-op Callout 

If you meet the academic qualifications, an email inviting you to apply will be sent to you at your campus email address at the end of the first semester, depending on your school/discipline. This letter will invite you to attend the co-op Callout or meeting held early in the spring semester (January). 

Step 2: Read our Student Policy Statement

By becoming a Professional Practice Student, you are subject to the terms of our Student Policy Statement. We strongly encourage you to review these terms, as you will be required to acknowledge that you have read and agree to them when logging into X Engine and setting up your profile. 

Step 3: Update Student Profile in X Engine

Step 4: Search Job Postings & Apply to Co-op Positions

Interviews may take place on campus during career fairs or at the employer's place of business, according to the employer's needs. Many interviews take place during Professional Practice Days, a career fair put on by the Office of Professional Practice each February. 

Step 4: Once a Co-op Offer is Received, Connect with a Co-op Coordinator

Once you have accepted a co-op offer, your next step is to connect with your discipline specific co-op coordinator. You will begin working with the co-op Coordinator in your particular school/discipline, who will act as a liaison between you, the employer, and Purdue. Your coordinator will assist you in career counseling and with your co-op plan of study.