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SUNY Works Campus Partnerships

SUNY Works Campus Partnerships

SUNY Works is a project funded by Lumina Foundation which focuses on increasing degree attainment for adult non-traditional students. The goal of the project is to utilize cooperative education and internship opportunities as spaces for workplace skills development and gaining experience in students' desired fields.

Now part of the larger Applied Learning framework, SUNY works continues to be an initiative with a focus on rounding out students’ workplace skills portfolio and acting as the final link in the education pipeline between college and career.

The goal of SUNY Works is to expand experiential/active learning opportunities for students across the entire SUNY system especially in the areas of cooperative education and internships, and to provide system level support for students, employers, faculty, and entire campuses. We want to create a forum so that faculty and campuses that already do this well can share their best practices, and those that need assistance will have a place to go to find help.

Benefits to Faculty and SUNY Campuses:
Assistance to:

Research from the Class of 2014 Student Survey Report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers showed that, this year, 61 percent of graduating seniors had an internship or co-op experience while 52 percent of those graduates receiving job offers before graduation held internships.

According to the most recent NACE report over 60% of coop students were made offers by their employers this year.


SUNY Works Pilots:

As part of the SUNY Works project the following Pilot campuses were identified. These campuses formed SUNY Works teams, and were supported in endeavors to market opportunities to students, develop faculty and professional staff, student, and employer capacity to offer internships and cooperative education.

Phase I SUNY Works Pilot Sites:

Phase II SUNY Works Pilot Sites:

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