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Co-op Employer Partners

Why Kettering Co-op: For Employers

Go Ahead, Dive Into Our Talent Pool

In search of top-notch talent? Looking for talent you can shape and mold into your corporate culture? Kettering University has a Co-op talent pool which delivers a big splash!. We recruit sharp minds, budding engineers and scientists, young business-minded people who want to make a difference. As a Kettering Co-op employer you will have full access to our talent pool!

Be In Good Company

Join the more than 420 Kettering employer partners across the world.

Hear From Our Employer Partners

“Delphi has a long standing relationship with Kettering’s Co-op program. The work assignments provide on-the-job training to prepare students for full-time engineering positions. Delphi benefits from the student contributions while developing next generation engineers that can hit the ground running. We need brilliant young minds to help us make it possible."

Mary Gustanski
Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Delphi Technologies

STEM and Business Strong for More Than 100 Years

Since 1919, Kettering University has been a global leader in STEM and Management education, and a pioneer in Co-op and experiential learning. Our team of Co-op professionals take unparalleled measures to position your company or organization with the best young talent.

Kettering graduates showcase the value of a Kettering degree. They are entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs who create world-changing technologies; high-powered executives who lead companies and organizations across the world ;and innovators who turn great ideas into even better, faster and stronger products.

An employer partner and Co-op students runs tests in the Mobility Research Center.

The Nuts and Bolts of Professional Co-op

Building A Successful Program

Finding and keeping young talent is a challenging obstacle to combat. But with the Kettering University program nearly 60% of graduates accept full-time positions with their Co-op employers - that is a solid return on investment. Plus, you are not in this alone, your Kettering Co-op manager will assist through the entire process. Building a strong program includes the following:

  • a developed and progressive strategic student work plan
  • relevant and challenging work assignments to reinforce academic progress
  • competitive pay wage and possible benefit options
  • mentoring and coaching
  • student performance reviews and continual feedback

Become An Employer Partner

The Kettering University Co-op and Experiential Learning team makes it easy! Here are the steps:

  1. Connect with a Kettering Co-op Manager and build your targeted plan
  2. New Employers
  3. Existing Employers
  4. Work together to identify the academic disciplines best suited for your company
  5. Co-op managers will provide candidate credentials
  6. Co-op managers will help coordinate student interviews
  7. Attend one of three on-campus employment fairs
  8. Interview, offer and hire some of the most talented young people in STEM and business

Professional Co-op Is The Winning Difference.

Make the right choice for the best ROI.

It’s All About The Value

The numbers speak for themselves. Invest in our talent pool and your company will reap the rewards! Each Co-op student you hire will complete an Undergraduate Culminating Experience with your company. This problem solving mission offers an amazing learning experience to the student and delivers incredible results for your company.

 

The power of the student thesis in the last 14 years

102

Supported patent applications

1576

Generated instances of corporate improvement

$401+ million

Estimated savings to the employer

Hiring fulltime graduates of the university

One of the benefits of being a Kettering University Corporate Partner is that you also have access to our recent graduates as well as alumni. The Handshake allows you to recruit the highly skilled graduates of Kettering University.  To get started on the platform, visit  joinhandshake.com.