Co-op and Internship Fast Facts

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The following figures are from the annual Fall Internship Surveys, which include co-op data.

What was your average monthly salary?

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
$2,747.63 (162) $2,687.44 (261) $2,643.64 (170) $2,840.26 (149) $2,729.68 (170)
$15.85/hr $15.50/hr $15.25/hr $16.39/hr $15.75/hr

To what extent did you find your internship position useful in reaching your educational goals? (Five-point scale; 1=low, 5=high)

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
4.23 (169) 4.30 (282) 4.39 (198) 4.31 (167) 4.19 (209)

To what extent would you recommend this internship to a friend or peer? (Five-point scale; 1=low, 5=high)

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
4.43 (169) 4.32 (282) 4.37 (198) 4.35 (167) 4.30 (209)

How did you find this position?

Source 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
On-campus interviewing (Career Services) 3.66% 6.93% 7.69% 3.90% 5.18%
Career fair on campus 8.54% 11.68% 11.79% 7.79% 5.18%
Job listing on Career Services site 6.71% 8.03% 4.10% 5.19% 5.18%
Job listing elsewhere 10.98% 8.39% 11.28% 11.04% 8.29%
Through an internship or co-op position n/a 3.28% 2.56% 8.44% 4.15%
Networking with friends/family 34.76% 31.75% 31.79% 30.52% 36.79%
Faculty/advisor referral 14.02% 9.49% 12.31% 16.88% 16.06%
Professional Oranization 0.61% 9.49% 0.51% 1.30% 2.07%
ROTC n/a 0.0% 0.51% 0.0% 0.52%
Other 20.73% 17.88% 17.44% 14.94% 16.58%

When during your academic career did you start this position?

Source 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Summer before freshman year n/a n/a n/a 2.56% 9.05%
Freshman year 9.64% 5.56% 6.19% 1.92% 2.01%
Summer before sophomore year 10.84% 9.63% 12.37% 17.95% 15.58%
Sophomore year 3.61% 2.96% 5.15% 3.85% 2.51%
Summer before junior year 22.29% 22.59% 23.20% 20.51% 29.65%
Junior year 6.02% 6.67% 3.61% 5.13% 4.02%
Summer before senior year 34.34% 6.67% 37.11% 32.05% 23.12%
Senior year 13.25% 10.37% 12.37% 0.64% 1.51%
Summer before senior fifth year n/a n/a n/a 14.74% 11.56%
Senior fifth year n/a n/a n/a 0.64% 1.01%

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