Professional Cooperative Education Program

The Professional Cooperative Education Program offers students the opportunity to work for a progressive company in the Winona area throughout their college career. This special experience will help students pay for their education while building a competitive resume before they graduate!

The Professional Cooperative Education Program allows students to:

  • Confirm choice of major by experiencing it first-hand
  • Enhance classroom learning with transferable, real-world work experience
  • Explore career fields and responsibilities by rotating to different areas of the company
  • Build a network of peers, mentors and potential references
  • Improve employment prospects at graduation
  • Increase professional confidence and know-how
  • Earn money for college expenses
  • Perform work that is progressively responsible with mentoring along the way

Participating Employers:
Information on the Cooperative Education Program at Fastenal.
Information on the Cooperative Education Program at Riverside Electronics

Student Forms:

If you have questions please contact:

Charlie Opatz, Career Counselor / College of Business Liaison
WSU Career Services
Maxwell 314
PO Box 5838
Winona, MN 55987
507-457-5878
career@winona.edu