For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
Co-op is your opportunity to gain practical professional experience in the field. You will be exposed to diverse situations and locations and must be able to interact effectively on both a technical and a social level.
Your performance is a determining factor in how well prepared you are to enter the professional marketplace upon graduation. Your co-op may provide employment opportunities in the future. It is up to you to ensure your success. Utilize this learning experience to sharpen professional and academic goals.
Become familiar with and strictly adhere to all company policies (Safety, Sexual Harassment, and other company policies). Be sure you understand and always follow them. Be aware of hazards you may be exposed to and wear protective equipment in designated areas.
While on co-op, you are a representative of MMA and of your specific department. You are expected to be polite, courteous and respectful at all times. The quality of your performance will contribute to your future as well as to the Academy’s ability to secure future co-ops. Disciplinary action can and will be taken for termination of a co-op.
You must complete at least 240 hours (280 during summer for ESE and FENG). Be sure you know your work hours. It is a good idea to arrive early, not “just on time.” Arrange for personal and college-related commitments to occur outside of hours. If you need time off for special circumstances, you must contact your Co-op Coordinator and request permission from your supervisor. If you have military training, athletics, or pre-orientation obligations, contact Career Services and your employer prior to the start of co-op. If your military reserve unit is activated, contact both immediately.