The National Association of Colleges and Employers' (NACE) 2011 Internship & Co-op Survey indicates that internships are a critical piece of the college recruiting scene. The survey finds that employers expect to increase internship hiring by about 7 percent this year and co-op positions by nearly 9 percent. Furthermore, they will draw approximately 40 percent of their new college hires for 2011 from their internship and co-op programs. These figures demonstrate the central role that experiential education plays in the overall college recruiting process.
Stevens is proud to offer world class Cooperative Education and Internship programs. They are run by dedicated staff who identify employers and opportunities, facilitate recruiting opportunities, and also work closely with students to prepare for interviews, craft resumes, and secure co-op, internship, and permanent placements. Ninety percent of Stevens students participate in some form of experiential education during their time on campus, and that distinguishing factor sets them apart when it is time to secure full-time employment.
See more details about how internships and cooperative education are more important than ever before in the NACE research brief.