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Join the first Fastenal/Saint Mary’s Cooperative Education Program info night

September 6, 2018

Campus Notes News

Who: Freshmen and sophomores, undecided majors, and students majoring in business, communication, accounting, computer data science, and more!

What: Enjoy ice cream and learn more about the paid Cooperative Education Program.

Where: Toner Student Center Lounge

When: Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

RSVP: Walk-ins are welcome, but signing up in advance helps with food planning. Sign up here.

Fastenal is specifically seeking undecided, business, communication, and computer data science students who will be fully immersed in the company’s operations and culture by rotating through multiple departments, all before college graduation. By getting students immersed in organizations while they’re still in college, there is a good chance they’ll have an opportunity to matriculate into full-time employees post graduation, bringing passion, energy, and vibrancy to the Winona community.

What is the Cooperative Education Program?

The co-op program incorporates professional career experiences into your undergraduate degree. Students complement classroom experiences with placement in a work setting and, in turn, help the organization advance its goals and objectives. Students receive academic credit when they successfully complete the co-op program, and in some cases even get paid from their cooperative employer.

The co-op program gives students experience and a competitive advantage when they begin the job search. The program links classroom theory with extended practice solving real-world problems. Students learn practical skills and how to work as professionals, develop relationships and contacts within a profession, and discover their career strengths and interests.