West Point’s Ryder Jones participating in UA’s Cooperative Education Program


TUSCALOOSA – University of Alabama student Ryder Jones, of West Point, is participating in UA's Cooperative Education Program in spring 2019. Jones is working at Saiia Construction.

In the Cooperative Education Program, more than 230 students alternate periods of full-time study with periods of full-time employment. This program offers work related to the academic major or career interests of each student.

While in school, students carry regular course schedules. While on co-op, they work with professionals in their fields who supervise their training and work. At work, co-op students earn competitive salaries and may receive benefit packages in addition to valuable job experience. Participants maintain their full-time student status while at work and have priority registration status each semester through graduation.

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