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Academic Credit and Reporting

Congratulations on your accepted internship or co-op offer. Below are the steps you will need to follow to report your offer.

Step #1: Report your offer in Handshake 

  • Login to Handshake via your MyUW
  • Click on “Career Center” in the top navigation and select “Experiences” from the tiles below.
  • Click on “Request an Experience”

Choose the Experience Type that works best for you specific offer. Options include:

FOR SPRING/FALL CO-OP: 

    • 2022 – Summer to Fall CO-OP (Undergrad)
    • 2022 – Fall ONLY Co-op (Undergrad)
    • 2023 – Spring ONLY Co-op (Undergrad)
    • 2023 – Spring to Summer CO-OP (Undergrad)

FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIP:

    • 2022 – Summer  Internship NO CREDIT (Undergrad)
    • 2022 – Summer Internship CREDIT (Undergrad)

After selecting the correct Experience Type, follow the prompts to submit the required information

Reminder: Academic credit is a requirement for all Fall or Spring term co-ops. Summer credit is also required for all F-1 visa students.


Continue to Step #2-3 if you are seeking credit.

Step #2: Offer Letter

After you have clicked “submit” for your Experience Report, you will see your overview page

Click on “New Attachment” to upload your offer letter (blue button on left)

Title your attachment and upload the file by selecting “Create Attachment”.

Step #3: CO-OP Course Orientation

Attend a Co-op Course Orientation for Fall 2022 Co-op.


This semester we will be offering primarily in person sessions with a few zoom options. All students who have reported a Fall 2022 co-op term, will be notified of the schedule in addition to updates to this page.

2022 Summer/Fall Co-op Orientation Sessions 

All orientation session for this term have passed.

Prior to June 1, you may schedule an individual appointment with Stephanie to go over the orientation material.

Schedule via Starfish: go.wisc.edu/ecs.appt

Lastly…F-1 Visa Students: Please review the CPT process outlined on the ISS website. You will need to complete your CPT via Terra Dotta.

After steps 1-3 are completed, ECS staff will be in touch with you regarding internship/co-op course authorization & enrollment. If you have questions in the interim, please email Stephanie Salazar Kann at ssalazar@wisc.edu


Past Orientation Sessions:

  • Tues 03/08 @ 11:00 AM – Bldg. 1410, Rm. 175
  • Mon 03/21 @ 5:00 PM – Bldg. 1410, Rm. 175
  • Wed 03/23 @ 5:00 PM – zoom
  • Thurs 03/31 @ 5:00 PM – Bldg. 1410, Rm. 175
  • Fri. 04/15 @ 3:00 PM – Bldg. 1410, Rm. 175
  • Wed 04/27 @ 7:00 PM – zoom
  • Monday 05/09 @ 1:00 PM – zoom

Step #3: INTERNSHIP Course Orientation

Attend an Internship Course Orientation

This semester we will be offering internship-specific course orientations held separately from the session held for co-op students.  All students who have reported a Summer 2022 internship and selected the “academic credit” option, will be notified of the schedule in addition to updates to this page.

2022 Summer Internship Orientation Sessions 

All orientation session for this term have passed.

Prior to June 1, you may schedule an individual appointment with Stephanie to go over the orientation material.

Schedule via Starfish: go.wisc.edu/ecs.appt

Lastly…F-1 Visa Students: Please review the CPT process outlined on the ISS website. You will need to complete your CPT via Terra Dotta.

After steps 1-3 are completed, ECS staff will be in touch with you regarding internship/co-op course authorization & enrollment. If you have questions in the interim, please email Stephanie Salazar Kann at ssalazar@wisc.edu


Past Orientation Sessions:

  • Mon. 03/21 @ 6:30 PM – zoom
  • Thurs. 03/24 @ 5:30 PM – zoom
  • Tues. 04/05 @ 5:00 PM – Bldg. 1410, Rm. 175
  • Fri. 04/15 @ 2:00 PM – Bldg. 1410, Rm. 175
  • Wed 04/27 @ 5:00 PM – zoom
  • Monday 05/09 @ 1:00 PM – zoom