Sometimes employers will find their own Co-op student outside of the Co-op Program's Interview Week and hire them directly, such as
- They hire a student from a job posting.
- The employer has hired the student directly through a general career fair.
- This is a common way for out-of-town employers to find Co-op students. Students who are interested in out-of-town positions are often more proactive in securing these positions early in the semester. Students who participate in the Co-op's Interview week are more likely to be interested in a local position.
- Employers are not allowed to make offers to students at the Co-op's Job Fair.
- The employer has an intern student that they would like to hire for multiple semesters and become a Co-op.
The Co-op Program can admit the student to the Co-op Program provided the student meets the eligibility requirements and the employer agrees to pay the fee. The process employers and students must follow for program admittance is at the Student-Found and Direct Hire Co-op Position webpage.