Kettering University requires some form of experiential learning as part of every degree program. Co-operative education can begin as early as freshman year. Student schedules typically alternate between academic terms of classes and labs and full-time employment at a partner organization. Often, the student is employed with the same organization through the program.
Experiential learning program goals
- Develop a strong and positive correlation between a student’s academic program at the school and the educational experience with the employer
- Provide educational experiences that orient and integrate the student into a productive professional role at the employer organization
- Develop positive work-related habits and characteristics in a student