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University Programs That Provide Work Experience in the U.S.A.

July 21, 2016


Cooperative education (or co-ops) and internship programs give you valuable experience in the professional world, allowing you to build necessary on-the-job skills prior to graduation. This will allow you to build your resume while still in school and will help you in your job search when you return to your home country after completing your education. ELS has partnerships with universities and colleges that offer established co-op and internship programs. These programs are well known and respected by employers.

ELS has partnerships with universities and colleges that offer established co-op and internship programs. These programs are well known and respected by employers.

You can be sure that the time and money that you and your family are investing in education will result in valuable professional skills.

By participating in a co-op or internship program, you will:


• Gain professional skills and knowledge before you are finished with your education
• Benefit from training on resume-writing and job applications
• Learn about real-life work culture – and gain real work experience!
• Gain access to employment opportunity networks
• Get career counseling
• Increase confidence and self-esteem

STEPS FOR A BETTER CAREER
By participating in a co-op or internship program while completing a higher education degree, you can build a strong résumé that will make you stand out to potential employers when you return to your home country. In addition, you will have the chance to network with professional contacts and get an idea of what your chosen industry or profession is really like. Follow these steps to take advantage of all the benefits available through a co-op or internship program.

For more information, visit UniversityGuideOnline.org/WorkExperience.

*Please note: While you will build your resume and gain many professional skills, participating in a co-op or internship program does not guarantee employment.

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