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Office of Cooperative Education
Chambers Technology Center 105
Jennifer Smith
Cooperative Education Coordinator
School of Engineering and Computer Science
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Cooperative Education: Pacific's Competitive Advantage

For 50 years, students in the School of Engineering and Computer Science have gained real-world experience through our Cooperative Education program (CO-OP). CO-OP is an experiential internship program for juniors and seniors to gain hands-on experience with an organization while earning academic units towards their degree. Students practice and grow their engineering and computer science skills while enhancing the soft skills needed to thrive in their future careers. 

How Much Do Students Earn How Much Do Students Earn Who Hires Our Students Who Hires Our Students
Pacific is the only west coast university where a CO-OP is required and built into the curriculum for engineering majors Students earn an average of $3,700/month during their CO-OPs CO-OP is usually a semester and a summer term or the equivalent of 6-7 months of work experience

Average number of employers who partner with Pacific during the academic year

Christian Nishi ’20

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"Delicato has given me a phenomenal experience during my eight-month stay here; everyone in the business is welcoming and team-oriented. Delicato allowed me to grow exponentially in my career and taught me how to be an effective engineer in the field for any project; I will utilize these techniques in the future.

— Christian Nishi '20, Mechanical Engineering


*Data from NACE's Job Outlook 2017 Survey