Exploratory First-Year Collegiate Experience
Lakeland University is a pioneer in the region for granting college credit for paid professional experiences through its Cooperative Education program.
LU has created a new pathway for Milwaukee-area students who cannot
attend Lakeland due to
distance or because they are still deciding whether to attend college
or begin their career.
Lakeland's Co-op Year provides an innovative solution by giving students an exploratory first-year collegiate experience students.
Who is this program designed for?
will take 100% tuition-funded courses at Lakeland's Milwaukee
Center, located at 9000 W. Chester St. in Milwaukee, for their first
will also help students find a good-paying part-time job at one of
our area employer partners, a list that includes Usingers and Wisconsin Steel & Tube.
The Co-op Year will provide students with:
After year one, students will have several pathways, and Lakeland will provide personal mentoring to help individual students develop the best plan for their future:
Successful completion of the Milwaukee Co-op Year will provide:
If you have any questions, just contact Sam Poullette, Vice President for Enrollment Management:
Sam Poullette, Vice President for Enrollment Management
Office: 920-565-1022 ext. 2131
Sample Daily Agenda
You might be wondering what your days might look like Monday - Friday.
|7:48 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.||Take the 33 MTCS and arrive at the LU Milwaukee Center|
|8:25 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.||Eat breakfast and prepare for class|
|9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||Attend daily courses|
|11:36 a.m. – 12:19 p.m.||Take the 56 MTCS and arrive at your part-time employer|
|12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.||Work|
|5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.||Return home|
Here are some important dates for the academic year:
|Fall semester begins||Wednesday, September 1|
|Bus trip to main campus for Homecoming (football game, tailgate, etc.)||Saturday, September 18|
|Last day of fall semester classes||Friday, December 10|
|Winter workshop begins||Monday, December 13|
|Holiday Break||Saturday, December 25 – Sunday, January 2|
|Winter workshop ends||Friday, January 14|
|Spring semester begins||Tuesday, January 18|
|Bus trip to main campus for Essence of Heritage (Black History Month celebration organized by students)||February (TBD)|
|Spring semester ends||Friday, April 29|
|*Additional campus event bus trips will be finalized at a later date|