engine room cadets

Cooperative Education

The purpose of the Co-Op Program is to integrate classroom studies with academic related work experience. All non-licensed cadets must participate in a Co-Op as required by their major and are designed for students who have completed two or three years of coursework. Each Co-Op provides a great opportunity to develop the skills leaned in the classroom; while allowing cadets the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture of a company, within their area of focus. 

Students participating in the Co-operative Education Program include the following majors: 

  • International Business and Logistics (IBL)
  • Global Studies and Maritime Affairs (GSMA)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • Facilities Engineering Technology (FET)
  • Oceanography (OCN)

Students are required to register for the Co-Op course and then attend a workshop that outlines expectations and desired outcomes. Typically, Co-Ops are available between May-August.  Career Services will assist in securing Co-Op opportunities related to each student's area of interest. For more information and assistance, feel free to contact any one of the below Career Services staff members. You may also book an appointment through The Passport.

Below, you can find a list of companies and organizations that cadets have interned in the past. There is a hyperlink to each company or organization to help you further explore potential opportunities.

IBL Internships
GSMA Internships

FET Internships

ME Internships
Contact Career Services

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Contact Information:

Lily Espinoza
Director, Career Services
(707) 654-1194
lespinoza@csum.edu 

Chelsea Leff
Career Coordinator
(707) 654-1072
cleff@csum.edu

Craig Hennike
Career Coordinator
(707) 654-1196
chennike@csum.edu

Tess Luna
Career Services Office Assistant
(707) 654-1071
tluna@csum.edu