Become a Co-op Employer

Antioch College prides itself on its efforts to help students establish themselves in careers and communities of practice that are informed by their co-op engagement. Studies of the impact of cooperative education suggest that programs that involve students in the world of work have a significant impact on the development of professionals that are more entrepreneurial, nationally connected, and acquainted with problem-focused approaches to work.

Why Co-op?

Are you thinking of creating a new position or hiring an entry-level employee? Are you looking for an energetic young person to assist with a special project or support you during a busy season? Making a position available for an Antioch co-op student is a great way to infuse youthful energy into your organization and gain the advantages that come with diversifying the perspectives of your team.

Antioch College students come from all walks of life. As of our 2016 fall census, approximately 35% of currently enrolled students identify as people of color, 27% are first generation students, and a full 67% of our first-year cohort are Pell-grant eligible.  

Antioch prides itself on its efforts to help students establish themselves in careers and communities of practice through co-op engagement. Studies of the impact of cooperative education suggest that organizations that involve students in the world of work have a significant impact on the development of professionals that are more entrepreneurial, connected, culturally competent,  and acquainted with solution-oriented approaches to contemporary challenges.

How to become a co-op employer?

Making a position available for a co-op student or convincing a colleague to do so is also a great way to become involved in the Antioch academic community and to contribute to a current student’s education. The College is always interested in partnering with organizations that can share knowledge of their field, provide students with a safe and supportive working environment, ensure adequate supervision, and promote clear communications.

If you are interested in working with an Antioch Co-op student, please read our Guide for Co-op Employers, review our standard MoU (link), and complete a Co-op Job Description Form in order to understand the basics of a Co-op partnership. You can Submit these forms via email to the address below or contact our office to be in direct communication with a member of our team.

Richard Kraince
​Dean of Cooperative, Experiential, and International Education
Antioch College
Telephone: 937-319-0095
E-mail: rkraince@antiochcollege.edu