Regarding Co-op Employment
Should the State of Ohio guidelines change we will adjust our policy accordingly and will notify you immediately. These changes may include the possibility of restricting face-to-face experiential learning if there is a resurgence of COVID-19.
No. Face-to-face experiential learning remains optional. Even though it is now permitted, employers are not obligated to offer, and students are not obligated to participate in, face-to-face work. Remote work is acceptable and encouraged.
Yes! Remote work is acceptable and encouraged. In fact, many students have been successfully learning and participating in remote work already. UC has some resources to help you manage students who work remotely:
Yes. We offer several options other than a semester-long, full-time co-op placement. Options include:
- Hire students to work remotely – full-time or part-time based on your needs
- Hire students to complete short-term projects remotely
- Small businesses and nonprofits may qualify for wage assistance to offset a portion of the cost of hiring a student.
If you have questions about any of these options or would like to discuss how to use them to meet your needs, please reach out to partnership development coordinator Brandon Prew.
Recruitment for upcoming semesters is still taking place as usual, though most activities that typically take place in person (interviewing, information sessions) have moved online.
Please continue to post co-op positions in PAL and interview students for jobs. Students will continue to apply and submit resumes.