Cooperative Education / Internships / On-Campus Employment
Explore the valuable services that the Center for Advising and Career Exploration provides for students. Including Cooperative Education, Internships, and On-campus Employment.
Cooperative Education Overview
Through Co-op, employers are able to select students best suited to fill their needs before those students graduate. Co-op students are hired on a temporary basis, and tested on the job for a predetermined period of time. There are two work blocks: January-June and July-December. Hiring Co-ops is very cost effective. You are not required to offer Co-op students employee benefits nor are they eligible for unemployment compensation at the conclusion of their work block. Unlike other temporary hiring arrangements, there are never any fees or service charges associated with our program. Satisfied employers can either hire these students as permanent employees at a fraction of the traditional recruitment cost or opt to select another Co-op student
Information for Employers:
Employers interested in posting internships should contact the appropriate academic department and Cathy Sylvester in CACE. Department contact information is available through the A-Z index on the CCSU homepage. Cathy Sylvester can be reached at 860 832-1634 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internships for credit:
Internships are a required component of some academic majors and an optional component of others. Each academic department determines its own policies and procedures regarding internships for credit. Students interested in finding out more should contact their academic department.
Internships not for credit:
Students do not need academic approval for non-credit internship opportunities. However, it is important to investigate internship opportunities carefully in order to ensure that the experience will be a valuable means of exploring or advancing their knowledge of a career choice. CACE, located in Willard Hall, Suite 103, can guide students in this process.
On-Campus Student Employment
Hundreds of students work part-time on campus in almost every department. They perform a variety of jobs including assisting with general office functions, working in positions that require technical expertise, assisting with research and providing excellent customer service. Students who work on campus are more likely to remain in school and complete their degrees because they feel more connected to the university.
Available listings of part-time on-campus jobs for students can be found through Central Connections. Follow the Central Connections link for more information about how to activate your account. Questions about seeking part-time on-campus employment may be referred to Linda Kaupas at 860-832-1630.
Once a student has been identified and hired by a university department, all required forms must be completed and signed, then submitted to the Payroll Office in Marcus White Annex 006. Required forms and supporting documents may be viewed and printed from the Payroll Office website. Questions about the payroll forms completion may be answered by calling the Payroll Office at 860-832-2503.