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 semesters of classes and labs and full-time employment at a partner organization. Often, the student is employed with the same organization through the program (which provides benefits to both the students and the partners).
Beyond “traditional” co-op opportunities, a number of other options are available to students, including entrepreneurial experiences, on-campus co-op opportunities, service learning, and
The ultimate goals of Kettering’s Experiential Learning include:
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