Full-Time, Career Positions

A recruiter reviews a candidate's resume while she watches.A full-time, permanent, career position for a degreed candidate is a position that employs a candidate after achievement of a university degree, and offers compensation and advancement opportunity consistent with the candidate’s education, skill level, experience, and value in the marketplace.

The full-time, permanent, career positions promoted through Career Services at Wright State offer hourly compensation or annual salaries and benefits. Positions requiring any financial investment by the candidate, or commission only positions, will not be considered for posting or promotion through our services.

The weekly work schedule would constitute a full-time commitment and full-time compensation, that is, typically 40 paid hours per week. The implied or specified commitment is long term.


Come to Campus!

On-Campus Interviews

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An interview schedule of candidates who meet your hiring specifications will be developed in The Wright Search prior to your campus visit.

Your pre-planned, on-campus interviewing visit will be promoted by Career Services.

The Wright Search database enables registered employers to monitor interview schedules.

On the day of your visit, Career Services facilitates on-campus interviewing in a private wing of our Student Union suite.

The formal On-Campus Interview program occurs during the fall and spring terms. Occasionally employers request a special On-Campus Interview during summer, although there is not a formal program at that time.

For additional information or to schedule an On Campus Interview date, call us at (937) 775-2556 or email career_services@wright.edu

To discover other recruiting opportunities, visit our Events Calendar

Recruiting Days

For Private and Public Sector Businesses

2012-recruitingdays-recruiters-from-eim.gifIn the Fall and Spring, we host business, government, healthcare, and nonprofit employers at one location, over two days, at three free events:

These events are presented in a career fair format, connecting employers with Wright State students and alumni who are candidates for Co-ops and Internships, and career employment.

  • Public Service and Creative Careers Recruiting Day (Government, Social Action, Healthcare and Communication/Entertainment Industry)
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Recruiting Day
  • Business Recruiting Day

Employers who are registered in The Wright Search receive early invitations to Recruiting Days.

Learn more about Fall Recruiting Days ›

Learn more about Spring Recruiting Days ›

For School Districts

Specifically for school districts seeking candidates for teaching and administration positions in the upcoming school year, we host Education Fair and Interview Day.

There is a fee to participate in this premier, comprehensive, all-day event.

Learn more about Education Fair and Interview Day ›

Information Sessions

Through Career Services, reserve a room and extend invitations to students for a presentation on industry trends, general company information, or specific employment opportunities.

To maximize their impact, information sessions can be stand-alone events or paired with on-campus interviews or recruiting days.

Career Services will assist in determining a time and day compatible with the course scheduling grid.

If refreshments are part of the plan, Career Services will connect you with our on-campus catering service.

Information sessions are listed in The Wright Search events calendar, on our departmental online calendar, and promoted by our advisers to all relevant majors.

To schedule an information session, call our office at (937) 775-2556 or email career_services@wright.edu.

Information Tables

Information tables are used to raise visibility on campus, generate new interest in passing students, and present an informal opportunity for potential candidates to seek out recruiters for more information.

At an information table, a recruiter can distribute literature, show company videos, engage candidates in informal conversation about opportunities, hand out company collateral, collect candidate emails, promote same-day or future events.

Information tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis in our Student Union food court, the Union Market.

Electricity is available to a limited number of tables.

Guest wireless access is available.

To inquire about an information table, call our office at (937) 775-2556 or email career_services@wright.edu.


Planning your recruiting schedule?

Include us in your long-range planning!

Review our Events Calendar for opportunities that fit.


Co-ops & Internships

Co-ops and internships are field-related experiences for upper level students. Work schedules may be full-time or part-time. Employers provide on-site supervision and opportunities for integrating academic theory with real-world practices.

Co-ops & Internships Defined

Photo of a company representative at Digital Mixer pointing to and explaining literature to student.The terms cooperative education (co-op) and internship refer to field-related work experiences available to students at upper academic levels.

At Wright State, registration for co-op and internship experience is available to students beginning in their sophomore year, once they have met eligibility requirements set by the university, their academic college and their department.

Work performed by students in a co-op must provide educational opportunities consistent with each student's course of study.

Length of Employment

Co-op program structures include:

  • alternating - students work full-time and alternate a term of work with a term of study
  • parallel - students work part-time and simultaneously continue their academic study

A co-op job generally implies a commitment of at least two work terms or more.

Internships are filled on a term-by-term basis. 

Full-time or Part-time Schedule

Students may participate in a co-op or internship on a part-time or full-time employment basis.

A full-time co-op or internship experience is defined as 40 hours per week over the length of the term. Only when registered for full-time work experience is a student officially recognized by the university as a full-time student during the work term.

Part-time cooperative education placements result when a student’s  work schedule  is less than full-time. The suggested number of hours for part-time co-op or internship is a 20-25 hours per week over the course of the term.

Part-time positions as low as 10 hours per week may be accommodated by special arrangement with Career Services.

Students who register for part-time co-op must also carry a full load of course credit hours to be considered a full-time student.

Student Eligibility for Co-ops & Internships

To register with Wright State University Career Services for the co-op or internship program, students must be sophomore level or above and:

  • have completed or be nearing completion of  entry-level courses as outlined by their college
  • have declared a course of study and been accepted into that program;
  • have a 2.5 GPA for undergraduate students and a 3.0 GPA for graduate students
  • be committing to a job related to their major

Students who do not meet the eligibility requirements are advised to schedule an appointment with their college liaison in Career Services, to discuss options. Appointments may be scheduled by calling the Career Services front desk, (937) 775-2556

Review detailed academic requirements, organized by college:

Business

College and departmental requirements for co-op and internship eligibility:

For all majors, the completion of CS 205 is highly recommended.

Accountancy:

  • Quarter system prerequisites: ACC 204/205
  • Semester system prerequisites: ACC 2010/2020

Economics:

  • Quarter system prerequisites: EC 204/205
  • Semester system prerequisites: EC 2040/2050

Finance (all tracks)/Financial Services:

  • Quarter system prerequisites: FIN 310
  • Semester system prerequisites: FIN 3110

Human Resources Management:

  • Quarter system prerequisites: MGT 304, LAW 300
  • Semester system prerequisites: MGT 3210, LAW 3000

International Business:

  • Quarter system prerequisites: ACC 205, EC204/205, MS 205
  • Semester system prerequisites: ACC 2020, EC2040/2050, MS 2050

Management:

  • Quarter system prerequisites: MGT 304, LAW 300
  • Semester system prerequisites: MGT 3210, LAW 3000

Management Information Systems:

  • Quarter system prerequisites: CS 208/209
  • Semester system prerequisites: CS 1160

Marketing (all tracks):

  • Quarter system prerequisites: MKT 250
  • Semester system prerequisites: MKT 2500

Supply Chain Management:

  • Quarter system prerequisites: MS 205
  • Semester system prerequisites: MS 2050

Education and Human Services

Departmental requirements for co-op and internship eligibility:

Completion of two of the four courses specified in the departmental model.

Organizational Leadership:

  • Quarter system prerequisites: OL 301, 302, 303, 304
  • Semester system prerequisites: OL 2010, 3020, 3030, 3040

Engineering and Computer Science

Departmental requirements for co-op and internship eligibility:

Biomedical Engineering and Industrial Systems Engineering:

  • Quarter system prerequisites: ENG 101, 102; EGR 101 (or MTH 229, 230); CHM 121 or PHY 240, 200; CEG 220
  • Semester system prerequisites: ENG 1100; EGR 1010 (or MTH 2300); CHM 1210 or PHY 2400

Computer Engineering:

  • Quarter system prerequisites: ENG 101, 102; MTH 257 (or MTH 229, 230); CS 240, 241, 242; and a 2.25 GPA in all CEG and CS courses
  • Semester system prerequisites: ENG 1100; CS 1180 (or CS 1160 and CS 1161) and CS 1811; MTH 2570 or CS 2200

Computer Science:

  • Quarter system prerequisites: ENG 101, 102; MTH 257 (or MTH 229, 230); CS 240, 241, 242; and 2.25 GPA in all CS and CEG courses
  • Semester system prerequisites: ENG 1100; CS 1180 (or CS 1160 and CS 1161) and CS 1811; MTH 2570 or CS 2200

Electrical Engineering:

  • Quarter system prerequisites: ENG 101, 102; EGR 101 (or MTH 229, 230); CHM 121 or PHY 200, 240; CEG 220 or CS 240
  • Semester system prerequisites: ENG 1100; EGR 1010 (or MTH 2300); CEG 2170; EE 2010 (or PHY 2400)

Engineering Physics:

  • Quarter system prerequisites: ENG 101, 102; EGR 101 (or MTH 229, 230); CHM 121 or PHY 200, 240; CEG 220 or CS 240 or EGR 153
  • Semester system prerequisites: ENG 1100; EGR 1010 (or MTH 2300); PHY 2400; EE 2010

Industrial and Systems/Biomedical Engineering:

  • Quarter system prerequisites: ENG 101, 102; EGR 101 (or MTH 229, 230); CHM 121 or PHY 200, 240; CEG 220
  • Semester system prerequisites:

Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science:

  • Quarter system prerequisites: ENG 101, 102; EGR 101 (or MTH 229, 230); CHM 121 or PHY 200, 240; ME 102
  • Semester system prerequisites: ENG 1100; EGR 1010 (or MTH 2300); CHM 1210/1210L or PHY 2400/2400L; ME 1020

Liberal Arts

Departmental requirements for co-op and internship eligibility:

  • Acting: Sophomore or higher standing.
  • Acting-Musical Theatre: Sophomore or higher standing.
  • African and African American Studies: Sophomore or higher standing.
  • Anthropology: Sophomore or higher standing.
  • Art: Junior or higher standing.
  • Art History/Art Studio: Junior or higher standing.
  • Classical Humanities: Junior or higher standing.
  • Communication: Sophomore or higher standing.
  • Crime & Justice Studies: Sophomore or higher standing.
  • Dance: Sophomore or higher standing.
  • Design/Technology/Stage Management: Sophomore or higher standing.
  • Economics (BA): Sophomore or higher standing and C or better grade in prerequisite courses; Quarter system prerequisites: EC 204/205; Semester system prerequisites: EC 2040 and 2050
  • English: Sophomore or higher standing. Business Writing (3000) or Technical Writing (3610) with a grade of C or better.
  • French: Sophomore or higher standing.
  • Geography: Junior or higher standing; Quarter system prerequisites; CS 205; GEO 201/202/203; Semester system prerequisites: CS 1160, GEO 2100 and GEO 2200.
  • German: Sophomore or higher standing.
  • Greek: Junior or higher standing.
  • History: Sophomore or higher standing.
  • International Studies: Sophomore or higher standing.
  • Latin: Junior or higher standing.
  • Motion Picture History, Theory, Criticism: Junior or higher standing.
  • Motion Picture Production: Junior or higher standing.
  • Music: Junior or higher standing.
  • Philosophy: Sophomore or higher standing.
  • Political Science: Sophomore or higher standing.
  • Religion: Sophomore or higher standing.
  • Selected Studies: Sophomore or higher standing.
  • Social Work: Sophomore or higher standing.
  • Sociology: Sophomore or higher standing.
  • Spanish: Sophomore or higher standing.
  • Theatre Studies: Sophomore or higher standing.
  • Urban Affairs: Sophomore or higher standing.
  • Women's Studies: Sophomore or higher standing.

Science and Mathematics

Departmental requirements for co-op and internship eligibility:

Biological Sciences:

  • Quarter system prerequisites: ENG 101, 102, BIO 111, 112, 115; MTH 228 OR 229; CHM 121/125, 122/126, 123/127, 211/215, 212/216, 213/217; and 12 credit hours of 200 or higher biology courses.
  • Semester system prerequisites: ENG 1100, 2100 (or 2130), BIO 1120, 1150; MTH 2240 (or 2280 or 2300); CHM 1210, 1220, 2110, 2120 (all with labs); and 8 semester hours of 2000, or higher biology courses.

Chemistry:

  • Quarter system prerequisites: ENG 101, 102; MTH 229, 230, 231; PHY 111, 112, or 113 or 240, 242, 244; CHM 121, 122, 123; CHEM 211, 212, 213, 215, 216, 217, 312, 314.
  • Semester system prerequisites: ENG 1100, 2130 (or 2100); MTH 2300, 2310; PHY 1110/1110L, 1120/1120L; or 2400/2400L, 2410/2410L; CHM 1210/1210L, 1220/1220L; CHM 2110/2110L, 2120/2120L; CHM 3120/3120L.

Earth and Environmental Sciences:

  • Quarter system prerequisites: ENG 101, 102; BIO 112, 115; CHM 121,122,123; STT 264/265; Completion of 3 upper-level (300 or 400 level) EES courses prior to start of internship.
  • Semester system prerequisites: ENG 1010, 2100 (or equivalent 2nd-year writing course); BIO 1120, 1150; CHM 1210,1220; STT 2640; Completion of 3 upper-level (3000- or 4000-level) EES courses prior to start of internship.

Mathematics:

  • Quarter system prerequisites: Junior or higher standing.
  • Semester system prerequisites: Junior or higher standing.

Physics:

  • Quarter system prerequisites: ENG 101, 102; MTH 229, 230, 231; PHY 240, 242, 244.

Psychology:

  • Quarter system prerequisites: PSY 105,110; 20 hours of Psychology classes with 3.0 GPA in those courses.
  • Semester system prerequisites: Completion of PSY1010 (Introduction to Psychology); 12 semester credit hours of Psychology classes (12 hours can include PSY1010; 3.0 GPA across all Psychology coursework.

Statistics:

  • Quarter system prerequisites: Junior or higher standing.
  • Semester system prerequisites: Junior or higher standing.

Nursing and Health

 
  • have completed or be nearing completion of entry-level courses as outlined by their college
  • have declared a course of study and been accepted into that program;
  • have a 2.5 GPA for undergraduate students and a 3.0 GPA for graduate students
  • be committing to a job related to their major

Identify & Meet Job Candidates

Come to Campus!

On-Campus Interviews

2012-oncampusrecruiting-interview-225x150.jpg

An interview schedule of candidates who meet your hiring specifications will be developed in The Wright Search prior to your campus visit.

Your pre-planned, on-campus interviewing visit will be promoted by Career Services.

The Wright Search database enables registered employers to monitor interview schedules.

On the day of your visit, Career Services facilitates on-campus interviewing in a private wing of our Student Union suite.

The formal On-Campus Interview program occurs during the fall and spring terms. Occasionally employers request a special On-Campus Interview during summer, although there is not a formal program at that time.

For additional information or to schedule an On Campus Interview date, call us at (937) 775-2556 or email career_services@wright.edu

To discover other recruiting opportunities, visit our Events Calendar

Recruiting Days

For Private and Public Sector Businesses

2012-recruitingdays-recruiters-from-eim.gifIn the Fall and Spring, we host business, government, healthcare, and nonprofit employers at one location, over two days, at three free events:

These events are presented in a career fair format, connecting employers with Wright State students and alumni who are candidates for Co-ops and Internships, and career employment.

  • Public Service and Creative Careers Recruiting Day (Government, Social Action, Healthcare and Communication/Entertainment Industry)
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Recruiting Day
  • Business Recruiting Day

Employers who are registered in The Wright Search receive early invitations to Recruiting Days.

Learn more about Fall Recruiting Days ›

Learn more about Spring Recruiting Days ›

For School Districts

Specifically for school districts seeking candidates for teaching and administration positions in the upcoming school year, we host Education Fair and Interview Day.

There is a fee to participate in this premier, comprehensive, all-day event.

Learn more about Education Fair and Interview Day ›

Information Sessions

Through Career Services, reserve a room and extend invitations to students for a presentation on industry trends, general company information, or specific employment opportunities.

To maximize their impact, information sessions can be stand-alone events or paired with on-campus interviews or recruiting days.

Career Services will assist in determining a time and day compatible with the course scheduling grid.

If refreshments are part of the plan, Career Services will connect you with our on-campus catering service.

Information sessions are listed in The Wright Search events calendar, on our departmental online calendar, and promoted by our advisers to all relevant majors.

To schedule an information session, call our office at (937) 775-2556 or email career_services@wright.edu.

Information Tables

Information tables are used to raise visibility on campus, generate new interest in passing students, and present an informal opportunity for potential candidates to seek out recruiters for more information.

At an information table, a recruiter can distribute literature, show company videos, engage candidates in informal conversation about opportunities, hand out company collateral, collect candidate emails, promote same-day or future events.

Information tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis in our Student Union food court, the Union Market.

Electricity is available to a limited number of tables.

Guest wireless access is available.

To inquire about an information table, call our office at (937) 775-2556 or email career_services@wright.edu.


Find Résumés via The Wright Search & Contact Students Directly

The Wright Search is a computerized database and referral system that provides employers with access to the résumés of all participating, qualified students and alumni who have indicated they are seeking work. The employer then contacts the students and alumni directly.

Learn about The Wright Search »


Hire Students through Other Connections

If you meet and hire a Wright State University student through an event or connection other than Career Services, encourage the student to register their co-op or internship experience with Wright State University, through Career Services. Even though they did not acquire the opportunity through us, we will assist them in optimizing their experience.

Co-op and internship registration provides the student with a variety of benefits. Once they contact Career Services, we will connect them with other services, resources, and tools.


Suggest an Idea

Didn't see a referral method or event that meets your needs? Contact us to talk about your idea.

If you have questions about referral methods, or any aspect of recruiting and campus visibility for your organization, call (937) 775-2556 or email career_services@wright.edu

Compensation

dollar-sign.gifCo-ops and internships are typically paid experiences. The work site supervisor and the student negotiate the salary and additional benefits, if any.

Compensation should be consistent with similar paid positions within the organization and in the region.

Sample hourly wage figures  were compiled by Career Services from co-op and internship records in 2012-2013.

College of Education and Human Services

Sample size=5

Range: $7.70 - $17.70

Mean: $12.28

Median: $10.00

Mode: $10.00

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Sample size=86

Range: $7.70 - $44.42

Mean: $19.22

Median: $17.70

Mode: $17.70

College of Liberal Arts

Sample size=10

Range: $7.67 - $22.50

Mean: $9.68

Median: $7.77

Mode: $7.67

College of Nursing

Sample size=14

Range: $9.00 - $26.15

Mean: $17.26

Median: $17.70

Mode: $9.00

Raj Soin College of Business

Sample size=65

Range: $7.40 - $27.50

Mean: $15.05

Median: $14.00

Mode: $10.00

College of Science and Math

Sample size=44

Range: $10.00 - $35.00

Mean: $21.38

Median: $21.38

Mode: $31.20

Questions about compensation can be directed to Career Services. An assistant director, who serves as a liaison in your professional field, will be happy to respond to your questions.

How Students Register

Employer Role

To initiate student registration process for co-op or internship, the employer:

  1. Provides an offer letter on company letterhead to the student, providing information the student will use to complete the Career Services Co-op Acceptance Form.
    Whether the position will be ongoing or term-limited, the students complete a Co-op Acceptance Form each term to initiate registration.
    Review dates for each term on the Wright State University academic calendar
  2. Plans for a training period to familiarize the student with the job duties, as well as the policies and procedures of the organization.

The form the student completes to initiate co-op or internship registration is the Career Services Co-op Acceptance Form. To complete the form the student will need the following information from the employer:

  • Company name
  • Company website
  • Supervisor name
  • Supervisor title
  • Supervisor salutation (Dr. Mr. Mrs. Ms. Miss)
  • Department or division of company, if applicable
  • Mailing address of company
  • Telephone of supervisor
  • Supervisor email address
  • Student job title
  • Student hourly wage
  • Number of hours per week the student will work
  • If a separate organization coordinates the students employment, the student will need that company name, company website, company phone, contact name and email

Student Role

To register for co-op or internship, a student who has secured a co-op or internship:

  1. Registers in advance for each term of work.
  2. Schedules an appointment with Career Services by calling (937) 775-2556.
  3. Communicates with supervisor so start and end dates for co-op and internship positions coincide with the academic calendar. Review Wright State University academic calendar »
  4. Enrolls in The Wright Search prior to registration for co-op, for tracking of co-op placements and grades.
  5. Submits all required information to the Career Services liaison on a Co-op Acceptance Form (provided by the Career Services liaison).

To complete the Co-op Acceptance form the student will need the following information from the employer:

  • Company name
  • Company website
  • Supervisor name
  • Supervisor title
  • Supervisor salutation (Dr. Mr. Mrs. Ms. Miss)
  • Department or division of company, if applicable
  • Mailing address of company
  • Telephone of supervisor
  • Supervisor email address
  • Student job title
  • Student hourly wage
  • Number of hours per week the student will work
  • If a separate organization coordinates the students employment, the student will need that company name, company website, company phone, contact name and email

In addition, the student will need to report their own contact information, graduation month and year, current GPA from WINGS, major, class standing, degree.

Career Services Role

When registering a student for co-op or internship, Career Services:

  1. Verifies eligibility.
  2. Registers the student If student meets eligibility requirements and job meets expectations for field-related experience.
    The Registrar will not accept registration forms for students who have a hold on their account.
  3. Sends an email confirming the registration to the supervisor, with a copy sent to the student.
  4. Enters a record of the co-op or internship registration into The Wright Search.

Career Services advisers are available throughout the quarter to answer questions from supervisors or students.

International Students

  1. International students who want to work begin inquiries about work authorization in the University Center for International Education (UCIE). Students will complete paperwork for UCIE that is different from paperwork completed for Career Services.
    Because it is a multi-step process, students must initiate the Career Services and UCIE paperwork well in advance of the first week of the term.
    All Career Services paperwork for students registering under CPE 0910 must be processed and the registration received in UCIE before the first Friday of the term in which they plan to work. Students should not expect the process to be completed in a single day.
  2. Student informs the potential employer that they are intending to work on an international student visa.
  3. The student communicates with the supervisor so that the start and end dates for co-op and internship employment coincide with the academic calendar.
    Review Wright State University academic calendar
  4. After receiving an offer letter from an employer for an appropriate position, the international student schedules an appointment with Career Services by calling (937) 775-2556.
  5. The student enrolls in The Wright Search prior to registration for co-op, for tracking of co-op placements and grades.
  6. Submits all required information to the Career Services liaison, including employer offer letter and Co-op Acceptance Form.
    At the same time, the student should submit the CPT Application and Departmental Approval forms to the UCIE.
  7. Career Services sends to supervisor, via email, a blank International Cooperative Education Agreement.
    The process will not move forward and the student cannot begin work until the International Cooperative Education Agreement is returned, fully completed, to Career Services.
  8. When the supervisor or authorized secondary contact returns the completed International Cooperative Education Agreement to Career Services, the completed Agreement and the Registration Activity Form are delivered to the University Center for International Education (UCIE).
  9. UCIE reviews the collected paperwork and, as appropriate, authorizes the student for work and submits the registration to the Registrar.
  10. UCIE issues a confirming letter to the employer.
  11. International students may not begin work until the authorization has been issued.
    They may not begin work before the authorized start date.
  12. The student may not begin work until all paperwork is processed, the student is registered, and the employer has received authorization.

Additional regulations may apply to international students. For more detailed information, contact Career Services and the University Center for International Education.

To complete the Co-op Acceptance form the student will need the following information from the employer:

  • Company name
  • Company website
  • Supervisor name
  • Supervisor title
  • Supervisor salutation (Dr. Mr. Mrs. Ms. Miss)
  • Department or division of company, if applicable
  • Mailing address of company
  • Telephone of supervisor
  • Supervisor email address
  • Student job title
  • Student hourly wage
  • Number of hours per week the student will work
  • If a separate organization coordinates the students employment, the student will need that company name, company website, company phone, contact name and email

In addition, the student will need to report their own contact information, graduation month and year, current GPA from WINGS, major, class standing, degree.


The co-op or internship experience appears on the student's official transcript. Some rights, privileges and advantages are conferred through full-time co-op or internship registration.

There are no fees associated with non-credit bearing co-op or internship registration designated as CPE, through Career Services.

Employer & Student Responsibilities

Within our own co-op and internship program, Career Services recommends some best practices, in order to facilitate a smooth co-op and internship process for both employers and students.

Offer Letter

To prevent misunderstandings regarding a job offer, we suggest that employers provide an offer letter on company letterhead to the student, outlining the hours per week, start and end date, compensation and including the name, title, contact information (name, title, division, email, area code and phone, mailing address) of the direct, on-site supervisor.

Workplace Orientation

To ensure that both the supervisor and the student begin the co-op or internship with a common understanding, we encourage employers to provide a training period that familiarizes the student with the job duties, the work facilities, the other members of the work team, as well as the policies and procedures of the organization.  During this time, the supervisor may assess the student’s preliminary performance.

Workplace Policies

As employees of the organization, students in co-op and internship positions are expected to comply with the organization’s policies and procedures.

Career Services suggests the employer provide policy and procedure information to the student during a training period at the beginning of the co-op or internship experience.

Direct Supervision

Career Services requests that employers participating in the co-op and internship program provide the student with direct supervision.

The co-op or internship assignment should occur in a location where the student and supervisor have access to and interaction with each other.

End of Term Evaluation

Career Services requires an end-of-term performance evaluation for each student, to be completed by their direct supervisor.

The performance evaluation is an electronic document, completed online.

Approximately two weeks prior to the end of the term, each supervisor–of-record receives a performance evaluation request via email, with a link to the evaluation tool.

The student’s grade cannot be finalized until the performance evaluation has been completed.

In the Unlikely Event of Termination

Supervisors are asked to notify Career Services immediately if there is a change in status for a co-op or internship student.

Students who experience a change in status are expected to contact Career Services immediately, notify the office of the change, and schedule an appointment with their Career Services liaison.

During the co-op or internship, if a student experiences a disciplinary action or has questions about their experience, they may call Career Services for advising.

We are members of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) which benchmarks best practices for employers.

Visit the NACE website »

Additionally, consistent with the Fair Labor Standards Act, the U.S. Department of Labor has identified standards distinguishing paid and unpaid internships.

Review standards from the Department of Labor »

Performance Evaluations

co-op-performance-appraisal.gifTo finalize a student’s co-op or internship grade at the end of the term, we require an evaluation from the direct supervisor.

The performance evaluation request is delivered directly to supervisors, approximately two weeks prior to the end of the term, via email, with a link to an online evaluation instrument. Once the evaluation is completed and submitted, the answers are automatically returned to Career Services.

We ask that supervisors personally review the evaluations with the student and answer any questions the student may have about the ratings and comments. This discussion is most helpful to the student if it occurs prior to their end-of-term exit interview in Career Services.

Items to be completed on evaluation instruments may vary, but some standard items include:

  • Student job title
  • Student’s Wright State University college
  • Student’s Wright State University major
  • Student’s class standing
  • A rating of the student’s quality of work
  • A rating of the student’s adaptation to the work environment
  • A rating of the student’s attitude and application to work
  • A rating of the student’s judgment
  • A rating of the student’s relations with others
  • A rating of the student’s dependability
  • A rating of the student’s attendance
  • A rating of the student’s punctuality
  • A rating of the student’s academic preparation for the co-op or internship experience
  • A rating of the student’s overall performance
  • A selection regarding the candidates viability for future employment with the organization
  • An option for additional comments

Credit Options for Students

Liberal Arts Learning Contract through Career Services

A Liberal Arts Learning Contract allows a student to receive 1-3 Liberal Arts credits for work related to their major.

The student is registered and receives credit during the semester in which the work occurs.

As for other credit-bearing classes, fees are charged for Liberal Arts Learning Contracts.

Learning Contracts are administered through Career Services by the College of Liberal Arts liaison.

The Liberal Arts Learning Contract is available to students in all colleges.

The Liberal Arts Learning Contract requires the agreement and approval of a Liberal Arts faculty mentor. Career Services can assist the student in identifying a faculty mentor.

Departmental Options for Credit

Some Wright State University academic departments have internship courses (required or optional) or independent study courses which may confer credit for co-op and internship work experience. Students should consult the departmental office to determine if these options exist in their major. Prerequisites and minimum standards generally apply.



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Part-Time Jobs

Many Wright State students seek part-time work in the community while attending school.

Our Job Location and Development (JLD) Program is for employers who want to post jobs for these working students.

JLD jobs are part-time, general service and labor positions that do not require students to have special knowledge in a particular academic area. These job opportunities are for students during and between periods of attendance.

Jobs in private homes are not accepted in this program.

Jobs located or developed under the program must be suitable to the scheduling and other needs of the student employee and must, to the maximum extent practicable, complement and reinforce the educational program or vocational goals of the student.

Beginning with the first year at Wright State and continuing through graduate school, all students are eligible for the JLD Program.

When posting a part-time, generalist position in The Wright Search, select the appropriate Position Type:
SE-OffCampus-Regular.

Before setting up your account and posting a job for the first time, review the additional information available in our Job Posting Policies & Procedures: