Office of Academic Internships, Cooperative Education, and Service Learning

Office of

Academic Internships,

Cooperative Education &

Service Learning

可微信提现的赚钱appNeff Hall, Room 337

Phone - (260) 481-6939

Email -

Debra Barrick, Director

可微信提现的赚钱appPhone - (260) 481-5471

Fax - (260) 481-5460

Email -

Hours of Operation

可微信提现的赚钱app8:00 am to 5:00 pm

可微信提现的赚钱appMonday to Friday

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Welcome to OACS

The Purdue University Fort Wayne Office of Academic Internships, Cooperative Education, and Service Learning (OACS) is an academic program created to serve the faculty, students, and staff with scholarly and creative activities and engagement. Below is a brief listing of the programs and services OACS administers.

Cooperative Education

Co-op is short for cooperative education, a nationally recognized academic training program that involves partnerships between students, employers, and Purdue Fort Wayne. This academic enhancement program gives you the opportunity to explore how classroom theory relates to actual employment opportunities, while you remain a Purdue Fort Wayne student. The Program is highly successful and has a proven history of benefits to students, employers, and Purdue Fort Wayne. (See more)

Academic Internships

Academic Internships allow students to combine a credit-bearing independent study with outside work experience.

A strong, rigorous academic component must complement the work experience. A faculty member advises the project and evaluates the student’s work. Students must meet the requirements established by their department. Some departments may not have a course established to accommodate academic internships. (See more)

Service Learning

Service learning is a credit-bearing, educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility. - Robert Bringle and Julie Hatcher (See more)

Workplace Recruitment Program (WRP)

可微信提现的赚钱appDo you need highly qualified candidates for jobs at your agency? The Workforce Recruitment Program can help!

The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

Annually, trained WRP recruiters from federal agencies conduct personal interviews with interested candidates on college and university campuses across the country. Candidates represent all majors, and range from college freshmen to graduate students and law students. Information from these candidate interviews is compiled in a searchable database that is available through this website to federal Human Resources Specialists, Equal Employment Opportunity Specialists, and other hiring officials in federal agencies. (See more)