For Students

The Co-Op Advantage

UMaine engineering students obtain interesting, substantial, and career-related cooperative education positions or internships, with employers within the State of Maine and beyond. In a competitive job market, a student’s career-related work experience can make the difference in obtaining a permanent position. Studies show that compared to students who have not participated in a cooperative education program, co-op students:

  • do better in school
  • are more likely to graduate
  • are ahead in preparation for their field
  • are viewed as better candidates in job interviews by employers
  • receive more job offers
  • earn higher starting salaries
  • are more likely to get the job with the employer they want after graduation

For Employers

If you represent a company, please sign up through the CareerLink option above to post jobs and co-op for our engineering students.

College of Engineering Co-Op Advising

Students and Employers – if you need to speak to someone at the College of Engineering dean’s office, please contact:

Niya Bond, Academic Advising and Internship Coordinator

207.581.2249 / Fax: 207.581.2220

Faculty Cooperative Education Coordinators

Each department in the College has a faculty cooperative education coordinator who can advise students on their co-op experience and assign co-op credits, if applicable. Employers often consult with the appropriate faculty coordinator prior to listing a co-op position to determine what skills and knowledge students in that discipline can bring to a co-op assignment within their company.

  • Chemical & Biological Engineering -Hemant Pendse, 211 Jenness, 581-2290
  • Civil & Evironmental Engineering  – 5711 Boardman Hall, 581-2171
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering – Bruce Segee, 113 Barrows, 581-2212
  • Engineering Physics – James P. McClymer, 206 Bennett Hall, 207.581.1034
  • Mechanical Engineering – Michael Boyle, 213B Boardman, 581-2144
  • Construction Engineering Technology – Mac Gray, 312 Boardman, 581-2181
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology – Chuck Maguire, Machine Tool Lab, 581-2797
  • Electrical Engineering Technology – John Allen, 11 Barrows, 581-4991
  • Surveying Engineering Technology – Ray Hintz, 119 Boardman, 581-2189