Stand Out from the Competition

Saint Mary's new Cooperative Education Program that will put you at the head of the pack.

Saint Mary’s Winona Campus is located near a nationally and internationally recognized manufacturing, healthcare, and arts hub. These employers are looking for talented students with the right skills in a wide variety of academic areas.

How does the Cooperative Education Program work?

All four years, we’ll provide you with career preparation, as well as a well-rounded liberal arts curriculum that will arm you with highly desired critical thinking skills and a broad perspective.

Then, for one semester, usually during your junior or senior year, you will have a meaningful work immersion experience while you earn credits (and in some cases compensation) — all while participating fully in campus life. In turn, you will help the organization advance its goals and objectives.

Think of this like an internship, only amped up. You’ll receive practice solving real-world problems, will learn practical and soft skills, will discover your strengths and interests, will build an impressive résumé, and you’ll have made an impression on a potential full-time employer.

All of this means you’ll have the competitive advantage when you begin your job search.