Cooperative Education and Internship Program (CEIP)College of Engineering 

Employer Orientation Checklist

  1. Orientation to the company:
    _____a. history, philosophy, mission
    _____b. organizational structure
    _____c. formal and informal policies
    _____d. status of position and benefits
    _____e. opportunity for advancement

  2. Orientation to the department or office:
    _____a. office tour and introductions
    _____b. office hours and work schedule
    _____c. record-keeping and time sheets
    _____d. dress code
    _____e. procedure for sick leave
    _____f. parking
    _____g. lunch
    _____h. work space and office supplies

  3. Orientation to the job:
    _____a. job description
    _____b. goals and objectives for work session
    _____c. standards of performance
    _____d. evaluation process
    _____e. reward system
    _____f. required meetings

  4. Integrate students in the workplace:
    _____a. introduce student to fellow workers
    _____b. discussion of group norms/values
    _____c. explain proper channels of communication
    _____d. involve students in organizational activities and meetings when appropriate

  5. Provide support to the student:
    _____a. schedule time to talk about student's adjustment to the work environment
    _____b. help student find a role within the organization
    _____c. discuss individual values and goals
    _____d. encourage student to ask for help when needed
    _____e. help student constructively confront problems

  6. Provide the student with opportunities to:
    ____a. test his/her abilities
    ____b. make a contribution
    ____c. be appreciated/recognized

  7. Stimulate intellectual growth:
    ____a. present challenges
    ____b. progressively add responsibility
    ____c. provide feedback
    ____d. encourage independent thought and innovative ways to problem solve
    ____e. invite new ideas

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