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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

undergraduate research.

 

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