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SUNY Works Benefits Students

Research shows that cooperative education and internships offer a number of academic and personal benefits to students.A group of diverse students standing outside under trees representing SUNY Works

Academic Benefits: improved learning, improved problem-solving skills, improved motivation to learn, improved classroom performance, higher retention rate, and increased ability to finance tuition
Personal Benefits: increased autonomy, increased self-efficacy, increased sense of purpose, increased self confidence, and increased teamwork, cooperation, relationship-building skills 

The track record for cooperative education in universities across the United States shows that students participating in co-ops are more likely than non-co-op students to:

Why Should You Participate in an internship or cooperative education experience?
How do I get involved?

Contact your Career Development Center on your campus or e-mail SUNYWorks@suny.edu


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