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:


    • 2021 – Summer to Fall CO-OP (Undergrad)
    • 2021 – Fall ONLY Co-op (Undergrad)
    • 2022 – Spring ONLY Co-op (Undergrad)
    • 2022 – Spring to Summer CO-OP (Undergrad)


    • 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.
If you are seeking academic credit, please continue to Steps #2-3.

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: Course Orientation

Attend a Co-op/Internship Course Orientation for

  • 2021 Summer/Fall CO-OP
  • 2021 Fall CO-OP
  • NOTE: 2022 experiences will begin the orientation process mid-November 2021 + beyond

Orientation Options  for FALL 2021 Co-op students :
Virtual orientation sessions began in mid-March and are conducted via Zoom. All students who have reported a Fall 2021 co-op term, will be notified of the schedule in addition to updates to this page.

2021 Fall Co-op Orientation Sessions:

Upcoming Sessions

August 19 (Thurs.) @ 6:00 PM CDT – please contact Stephanie ( for zoom link & details

Past sessions

March 19 (Fri.) @ 4:00 PM
March 22 (Mon.) @ 7:00 PM
March 25 (Th.)@ 5:00 PM
March 30 (Tu.) @ 3:00 PM
April 1 (Th.) @ noon
April 7 (Wed.) @ 6:00 PM
April 16 (Fri.) @ 9:00 AM
April 28 (Wed.) @ 2:00 PM
May 01 (Sat.) @ 10:00 AM
May 07 (Fri.) @ 3:00 PM – (ONLY for F-1 students needing CPT)
May 16 (Sun.) @ 7:00 PM – (updated time as of 5/3)

Note: Additional sessions may be added depending on demand.

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