About Cooperative Education
The UNM Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program integrates classroom studies with paid, productive, real-life work experience in a degree-related field. Students nation-wide get the best of both worlds: a high quality academic degree and an impressive resume of practical work experience. (See below for eligibility and application procedure.)
Current UNM students that have successfully completed at least:
- 24 hours of course work (undergraduate)
- 12 hours of course work (transfer student)
- 09 hours of course work (graduate)
that are in good academic standings:
- min. cumulative GPA of 2.5 (undergraduate)
- min. cumulative GPA of 3.0 (graduate)
- registered with UNM Career Services and
- have an updated Handshake profile
Meet with the Co-op Coordinator:
- Schedule an appointment with the Co-op Coordinator each semester prior to the start of employment to get the initial approval for the Co-op Program.
Complete the Co-op Agreement Form:
- Fill out all required fields of the Co-op Agreement Form and collect all required signatures before returning the form and a copy of your unofficial transcript to the Co-op Coordinator. These forms may be left at our front desk whom will contact you once the forms have been reviewed and signed.
Register for your Co-op Program:
- The Co-op Coordinator will provide you with the registration call number, which you will need to register for the Co-op Course. (Registration after the second week of each semester will result in a $75 late fee payable to the Office of the Registrar.)
- Additional Information about the UNM Co-op Program
- FAQs about the UNM Co-op Program
- Going Global is a resource necessary for students with information about all the different types of visas and their requirements. The U.S. student visa guide will explore the three primary types of visa, the process for obtaining each one, and resources for prospective international students.