Student Responsibilities & Requirements

Students review and sign this during their first advising appointment. 

Co-op Policy and Procedure Understanding.

You should receive an invitation to join the Co-op Orientation Workshop in Canvas. You must accept the invitation to join the workshop. Email coop@bgsu.edu if you do not have the workshop in your Canvas Course options and we will re-invite you.

Complete the Co-op Orientation in Canvas prior to registering your first co-op. You only need to complete this requirement once, however you can re-visit the Canvas Co-op Orientation course shell as many times as you like.
The Co-op Orientation provides information about requirements, search strategies, resume tips, WorkNet, resources, and more.

To Complete the Co-op Orientation in Canvas

  1. Accept the email invitation, sent to your BGSU email account.
  2. Log-in to your MyBGSU account and access Canvas.
  3. Click Courses, select Co-op Orientation, Complete the modules (approximately 20 – 30 minutes)
  4. Once completed you will be authorized to apply/register for a co-op course (TECH2890, 3890 or 4890) on WorkNet.

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Please contact the co-op office with questions, coop@bgsu.edu or call 419-372-7581.

Visit the How to Find a Co-op page for basic information.  The Career Center hosts a variety of events and offers many, many serivces to help students secure co-ops, internships, and jobs. Remember, your co-op does not have to be called a co-op to count as a co-op.  As long as it meets the co-op requirements it will count.

The Co-op Registration Application must be completed prior to the onset of the co-op work experience. *Retroactive co-op credit will not be granted. Check your course schedule via MyBGSU account to be sure the co-op course (TECH 2890, 3890, or 4890) is listed on your schedule.

*If the course does not appear then you are not registered and must contact the co-op office.

Your co-op is a course. As part of your co-op course you are required to complete the required asignments by the posted deadline date. You will have access to a Canvas course shell (TECH 2890, 3890, or 4890) where you will find the Co-op Report Template.

Your co-op is graded S/U based on the material submitted at the time of grading. If the co-op requirements were not met or not completed, you will receive a failing grade of 'U'.

To pass the co-op course you must

  1. Complete and submit the co-op report to the satisfaction of your assigned university representative. This may mean making revisions and resubmitting.
  2. Submit a photo of yourself at your co-op.  
  3. Participate in the site visit
  4. Work the required number of weeks and hours at your co-op.

To access your course assignments

  1. Log on to your MyBGSU account.
  2. Click on the Canvas Icon. Under "Courses", click on the co-op course which you are completing that semester (TECH 2890, TECH3890 or TECH4890).
  3. Click on Assignments.
  4. Click on CO-OP Report.
  5. Open and complete the Co-op Report Template and submit per the posted co-op report due date.
  6. Click on Upload Your Photo (Instructions).
  7. Follow the instructions to upload your photo.
  8. Your co-op report AND Photo are due by 11:59 p.m., on the deadline date listed on the Canvas Home page, of the co-op course, during the semester in which you are completing your co-op. You must complete ALL requirements to pass your co-op course. You must earn an 11/11 on your co-op report and a 1/1 on your co-op photo.
  9. It is your responsibility to check the co-op Canvas course shell and BGSU email while enrolled in the co-op course and to communicate with your assigned co-op faculty representative.
  10. No exceptions or extensions will be given for late reports.
  11. If you do not successfully complete your report, you will receive a grade of "U" (Unsatisfactory) for the course, meaning that you have failed the course and will not receive credit for your co-op.

*** SPECIAL NOTE ***

TO WRITE YOUR REPORT, YOU MUST USE THE REPORT TEMPLATE FORMAT; HOWEVER, you can change the font, add images to the report, etc. to stylize and create a report that reflects your creativity and individuality.

Once your co-op has been approved, you will be registered for the co-op course. The co-op office and your assigned faculty representative will communicate with you via email about due dates, assigned faculty representatives, site visits, etc. Check your email daily.

Write your co-op employer a thank you following the completion of your co-op. This is a simple gesture that can leave a lasting and positive impression.