Most students come to Lakeland with a strong work ethic they have developed at home and through work in high school. Lakeland’s Cooperative Education program will build upon that base as we make an investment in each student and help them prepare for life after graduation.
Our innovative cooperative education model allows Lakeland students to gain 12-18 months of professional work experience with renowned companies, along with the ability to minimize post-graduate student debt.
Worried you'll miss out on "college life"? No worries! Cooperative education works around your schedule, so you are free to join a sport, the band, the choir, student organizations, get a role in the play or participate in one of our many program-specific organizations. By earning academic credit for your work, we keep you on track to graduate in four years!
Lakeland graduates who complete the Co-Op program will be well-positioned for management-level jobs and they will possess the following skills which are highly sought by employers:
We also teach our students money management skills that they’ll use the rest of their lives, as Co-Op gives them a healthy and strong foundation for financial stability.
Lakeland University thank's the following Cooperative Education founding business and networking partners.
Click here to view a comprehensive list of all our recent Co-Op partners that have employed our students.