Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Ed.D. in Education


Leadership and Counselor Education

First Advisor

Whitney T. Webb

Second Advisor

Neal Hutchens

Third Advisor

Katie Busby

Relational Format



The benefits of experiential education are well known and a popular discussion topic on college campuses. The value of participation in a co-op work experience is recognized by employers, but not necessarily by the students they are hoping to hire. This study sought to determine whether or not students who did participate in a co-op found their experiences to be beneficial to their personal or professional growth.



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