Co-op Education


Career Development

WSU’s Career Development Center provides real-world experience to Shockers before graduation through our Cooperative Education and Internship Programs. By participating in a co-op or internship, WSU students can have it all: a packed resume, college credit, professional connections, a paycheck — and in many cases, a job offer — putting them light-years ahead of the competition.

Name: Olabisi Pinheiro

Major: Economics and Finance

Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

On-Campus Interests: In my spare time, I enjoy attending all the shows that are put on by various organizations.

Co-op: Bombardier Learjet

How has your WSU co-op helped you? I was able to learn new and very important skills that could not be easily taught in the classroom. Having a co-op helped me utilize what I learned in class in the workplace. I was able to develop my interpersonal skills and be part of a great team!

Favorite thing to do in Wichita: I like trying all the amazing restaurants in Wichita, as well as finding hidden ones!

Prominent Employer Partners

Below are just a few businesses and organizations that have opened their doors to Shocker students:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Bombardier Learjet Aerospace
  • Case New Holland
  • Communities In Schools
  • Disney
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Ernst & Young
  • High Touch Technology Solutions
  • Integra Technologies
  • INTRUST Bank Arena
  • Invista
  • Koch Industries
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • NASA
  • NetApp
  • Spirit AeroSystems
  • Textron Aviation (Beechcraft/Cessna)
  • The Boeing Company
  • U.S. Marshals
  • Visit Wichita Convention + Visitors Bureau
  • Wichita Downtown Development Corporation
  • Wichita Police Department
  • Wichita Public Schools