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Cool Co-op Contest

Was your co-op or internship awesome?

ECS hosts an annual "Cool Co-op Contest" for students.  If you have done a co-op or internship work term between Jan. 1, 2023 - Dec. 31, 2023 and loved it, consider applying! It's easy, and you can win a prize!

ECS will be selecting its favorite entries and awarding winners, one for each category (see below), with $30 Amazon gift cards

How to enter

  1. Identify which category you’d like to enter: Was your work term cool because of the people? The projects? Or the perks?
  2. Write a story of 500 words or less explaining why the People, Projects, or Perks of your work term were awesome. 
  3. Find a photo that represents your job -- either one of you at work, or one that represents the company/project you worked on. 
  4. Submit your entry at the link to the right during the contest period in the Spring semester 2024.

Tip: The more creative the entry, the better!!

**Note: To qualify for this award, your work experience needs to be recorded in Handshake.  To do this, complete the following steps:

  1. Go to (and log in using name/password)
  2. Choose Career Center>Experiences>Submit an Experience
  3. Fill out the form

Enter Cool Co-op Contest

Cool Co-op Winners

2024 Winners

Cool Projects
Luke Helline

Cool Perks
Eileen Dunn
BNSF Railway

Cool People
Lara Schober
Münster University of Applied Sciences

2023 Winners

Cool Project
Logan Nethers

Cool Perks
Maya Miniato
The Walt Disney Company

2022 Winners

Cool People
Mallory Smith
Universal Creative

Cool Project
James Dobrozsi
Battelle Memorial Institute

Cool Perks 
Aaron Bumgarner
Universal Creative

2020 Winners

Cool People
Sara Miskus
John Deere

Cool Project
David Wing
Capital One

Need to know more?

For more information:
Engineering Career Services