Cooperative Education Course


Experiential Learning: CO-OP

Fast-track your career

Cohort 3: August 1, 2022 to January 31, 2023

 What is BUSC 4000 – Experiential Learning: CO-OP?

  • Three credits elective course pass/fail

  • Work full-time for six months at a CO-OP partner/employer

  • Gain hands-on experience in your major

Why CO-OP?

  • Gain a competitive edge of six months of work experience before graduation

  • Enhance your career readiness

  • Develop your skills while exploring career options

  • Build your professional network

How is a CO-OP different from an Internship?

  • Longer duration: working six months on a full-time basis

  • A supervising faculty mentor will guide the student throughout the CO-OP journey

  • The CO-OP is co-graded by the faculty and the employer 

  • All CO-OP positions are carefully secured by the Career Center and have been reviewed by the Career Center and the faculty supervisor


  • Students declared within the School of Business with junior standing or higher at the start of CO-OP

  • An overall GPA of 3.2 or higher at the time of application

  • A prior well-documented internship is preferable

  • Active engagement in extracurricular activities is preferable

  • Feedback from AUC selection panel

  • Acceptable performance on co-op partner’s assessment(s) as applicable  

Terms and Conditions

  • Registration: no concurrent courses are allowed during fall 2022 and winter 2023

  • Graduation: the CO-OP semester can not be the final one. Students would need to have the remaining courses to register in during at least spring 2023. Students would graduate SP23 or later. 

  • Grading: Co-evaluation by the faculty member and CO-OP partner/employer

  • Compensation: CO-OP students receive monthly stipends from CO-OP employers that differ from one employer to another


  • All students applying to the CO-OP course will be considered automatically for limited competitive partial scholarships

  • Financial aid will not be granted during the entire CO-OP experience. However, financial aid for the following semester will be unchanged, given that the student applies for renewal of his/her financial aid. Students will still be automatically considered for the CO-OP scholarship

  • Students currently on scholarships will need to email the Office of Student Financial Affairs and scholarships with the subject “CO-OP: Student Name and ID” to align with their respective donors that they extend their studies at AUC for one semester

  • Students will be informed of the decision of their scholarship upon the completion of AUC’s internal selection process

CO-OP Partners

Alphabetically listed.

Arab Bank Central Bank
Cilantro Danone
MAIN pepsico
Robusta SWVL

Application Process

  1. Log into your Career Web account

  2. Check available CO-OP positions under jobs/internships search

  3. Check your eligibility and apply to CO-OP positions with your resume

CO-OP Process Timeline

Application deadline: May 9, 2022

AUC Internal Selection: May 19, 2022

Employer Selection: June 30, 2022 (TBC), course registration

CO-OP Start Date: August 1, 2022

Important Note

  • Students should register normally for fall 2022 courses until the CO-OP selection process is complete

  • Upon acceptance in CO-OP by the employer, students will be registered automatically in the CO-OP course. Once registered, students will be dropped from any other fall 2022 courses and will be required to pay applicable CO-OP course tuition fees after considering any scholarship coverage


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