Cooperative Education and Internship Program (CEIP)College of Engineering 

Orientation Checklist

The following checklist is often used by supervisors to enhance the participating student’s work experience and to encourage positive student/supervisor relations. Coop/Internship students should familiarize themselves with this list, and if they find that their employer has not covered points of interest to them, they should feel free to ask questions or seek clarification.

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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