Dominion's co-op program engages college students for paid work sessions that involve projects or assignments that are closely related to a student's area of study.
The college or university must have a formal co-op program and students must be participating in their school's program.
Generally, work experiences may relate to college credits earned and may be required to satisfy degree or graduation requirements.
Students will participate in 3 to 5 rotating work sessions in the Spring, Fall, or during their Summer break.
If a student attends an institution that allows "parallel" co-op arrangements, the student may work on a full or part-time basis during the school year while taking one or more classes.
Work sessions are structured, supervised, professional, and relate to the student's area of study. These experiences allow students to sharpen their skills, develop a network of contacts, assess their strengths, and test classroom theories in real world settings.
Students participating in Dominion's co-op program become more marketable when seeking full-time employment at the Company. While a full-time position cannot be guaranteed after graduation, the work experiences gained through cooperative work will be invaluable.
Co-ops are paid on an hourly basis with the rate determined by their academic standing (i.e., Sophomore, Junior, Senior). Co-op pay rates are reviewed and adjusted each year based on external market data to ensure competitiveness. Co-ops may qualify for a monthly housing stipend.
The program requires students to work at Dominion for a minimum of three sessions. During each session, the student is expected to work each regularly scheduled workday. Students participating in the program understand that their participation as a co-op student may extend the length of time needed to complete their academic careers and attain their degrees.
The normal work week at Dominion is 40 hours. However, since the Company provides flexible work schedules, the business unit or department may be able to provide flexibility in determining the student's actual work schedule.