LINK Program


The LINK Program is a recruitment and retention effort by the Career Services Center to increase minority student participation in Cleveland State University's Cooperative Education Program. Students are recruited primarily from Greater Cleveland-area high schools and are offered a wide range of support services while pursuing their degrees at Cleveland State University.

To be eligible for the LINK Program, students must be admitted to the university and submit a written essay, written recommendations, and an oral presentation.

Mentoring and financial support are the dual purposes of the LINK Program. Each student has a peer advisor and LINK Program staff mentor as well as a corporate mentor who provides the student with direct exposure to the professional world of work. Financial support in the freshman year is a combination of financial aid and LINK scholarship support. The student's co-op wages also provide financial support. Upon completion of the freshman year, LINK students gain career-related work experience through the Cooperative Education Program.

Interested students should call 216-687-2233 or stop by the Career Services Center located in Rhodes Tower West, Room 280.

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