Cooperative Education

Experience that Makes a Difference

RIT Croatia provides top quality education. However, the demands of the modern business world are greater than ever before. You must be prepared for real business challenges and opportunities once you graduate. Cooperative education and internship placements prepare you for a successful integration into the labor market and help you develop your career.

The Hallmark of an RIT Education

Our co-op program was created based on the success of RIT's cooperative education program, one of the oldest and largest co-op programs in the world. Through co-op, students gain work experience and valuable hand-on knowledge in their respective major.

Information Technology/Web and Mobile Computing and International Business students complete their co-ops during their sophomore and junior year, where they spend a minimum of 800 hours on co-op. Hospitality and Tourism Management students complete a minimum of 1,200 hours of co-ops during their freshman, sophomore, and junior years.

Prepared for a Successful Career

Co-op programs are carried out at companies and organizations in Croatia and around the world in industries relevant to your studies. In addition to gaining professional working experience and building a significant business network, co-ops help you develop indispensable career skills in management, work autonomy, professionalism, business communication, time management, flexibility, and teamwork.

Get to Know the World

About 30 percent of all RIT Croatia students do their co-op and internship placements abroad. This valuable experience gives you an insight into the standards of international business, the diverse cultural and business challenges of a global market, and provide you with a global perspective on the business world.

Alumni in Demand

RIT Croatia has a wide and diverse network of business contacts that can help you identify co-op and internship opportunities, as well as permanent job postings upon graduation. Employers say our students are exceptionally prepared for business challenges thanks to both the teaching style of RIT Croatia and the extensive experience our students gain during their co-ops. Our students work in in world-renowned companies and institutions in Croatia and abroad, including:

Our co-op and career office helps students in their preparation for entering the labor market. Our advisers can help you connect with potential employers, identify co-op and internships opportunities, write a professional CV, and prepare you for a job interviews.