Registering for a Co-op
When you have received an offer letter you will need to enroll in the Co-Op Program and begin the registration process with Enzie Lagattuta. This process also involves obtaining authorization from the chair of your academic department and if you are an international student with an F-1 Visa, obtaining authorization from the International Student Advisor at Santa Clara University.
If you have an F-1 Visa and received a Co-op offer, then it will take five business days for the authorization process to be completed by the International Student Advisor. This means that it will take five business days from the time you begin the co-op paperwork in the Career Center to the time you are able to begin working.
You must request employers to provide the following information in order to facilitate the co-op registration process in a timely manner:
a) An offer letter on official company letterhead, including:
- the title of the position (including a statement that the position is a co-op)
- the supervisor's name and contact information
- the name of the department in which you will be working.
- the hourly wage or salary (all co-ops must be paid)
- duration of the co-op assignment (10 weeks - 3 months or 20 weeks - 6 months)
- the start date and anticipated end date of the co-op assignment
b) A description of the duties and responsibilities of the co-op assignment
c) An unofficial copy of your transcript
Undergraduates obtaining co-ops will be registered in the corresponding Co-op Education course for your department (CENG 188, COEN 188, ELEN 188, or MECH 188). All graduate students will be registered for ENGR 288. Co-op registration is completed through the Career Center and not through Student Records.
Students with an F-1 Visa may work only during the dates approved by the Career Center, their department chair, and the International Student Advisors. Working without authorization is illegal and may jeopardize your F-1 status.