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CEIP: about the program:
Goals & benefits
What's a co-op & what's an internship?
Which is better?
Requirements & eligibility
Learning objectives
Work / school schedule
Student enrollment by major
Employers by major
Salary data FIRST term
Calendar for work terms and deadlines
For students who want to join the program:
Orientation required
Advisors for majors
How students found jobs
Steps to participation
Where to find jobs
Responding to offers
ETHICAL issues
CEIP eligibility
Housing resources
For students in the program:
What to do and when
KTE Co-op Honor Society
C.T. Tate Award
Contacts for questions
For employers:
Developing your program
Extending offers
Contacts for employers
Required CEIP Orientation sessions
Recognition receptions
For undergraduates
Cooperative Education & Internship Program = CEIP
  Spotlight on Career Services Co-op and Internship Program in the VT News.
  VT students, Samuel Elizondo (center in left photo above) and Siddhantha Pai (right photo above), are featured in Spotlight on Career Services Co-op and Internship Program in the VT News.
Mission of the Program
The Career Services Cooperative Education & Internship Program is an undergraduate academic program to incorporate real world work experience and learning into the student's college academic experience.
The program is a partnership among the undergraduate student, the employer and Virginia Tech - represented by Career Services and the academic departments. Each partner has responsibility to be honest and ethical. Each student represents not only him or herself, but also her/his academic department and the university. Conduct and performance should be of the highest standards.
Co-ops and internships give students educationally-related work and learning experience that integrates theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development on the job, and contributes to the development of personal and professional maturity and ethics.
Co-ops and internships give employers the opportunity to assist in the student's development, supplement their workforce with emerging talent, and enhance their long-range recruiting efforts by evaluating students' potential for employment at graduation.
Please note:
All students are welcome to use our job search services and resources.

After you secure a position, undergraduate students only are eligible to enroll in Career Services' Co-op & Internship Program. See requirements & eligibility.

Graduate Students who wish to register with the university during a work assignment must follow the requirements of the Graduate Cooperative Education Program.
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