Many CS majors choose to participate in the Engineering College's cooperative work-study program, which gives CS students the opportunity to work with leading-edge firms around the nation (and sometimes abroad). The program is open to both Arts & Sciences and Engineering CS majors.

The fifth academic semester is satisfied through summer courses at Cornell. Then, instead of returning to Cornell for the fall academic term, Co-op students work in industry for about five months. Co-op students return for regular spring studies and then typically go back to work during the following summer. Co-op students complete a regular senior year and graduate with their class.

See the Engineering Co-Op Program's web page, visit the Program office at 201 Carpenter Hall, call 607-255-5006, or email engr_coop@cornell.edu.