- The Ingram School of Engineering Cooperative Education Program at Texas State University is an undergraduate academic program that incorporates real world work experience and learning into the student's college academic experience in order to enhance their Professional and Career Development.
- The program is a partnership among the undergraduate student, the employer and Texas State University. Each partner has the responsibility to be honest and ethical.
- Co-ops give students educationally-related work and learning experience that integrates theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development on the job. This experience contributes to the development of personal and professional maturity, self-confidence, and ethics.
- Co-ops give employers the opportunity to assist in the student's development, supplement their workforce with emerging talent, and enhance their long-range recruiting efforts by evaluating students' potential for employment at graduation.