Co-Ops and Internships
The alternating cycle of co-op work semesters and school semesters do not suit the needs of industrial design students at Georgia Tech.
Our undergraduates must take a specified studio sequence. Fall semester studios are often prerequisites for spring semester studios, which in turn are prerequisites for the following year's fall studio. If industrial design students were to be away from campus for any reason, they would then be off sequence for studio and would then not be able to continue in sequence until the following year.
The school prefers that those students who pursue a co-op opportunity do so after the spring semester of their junior studio, then spend the entire next year on their co-op assignment. They would then return a year later in the fall to complete their final year of studio.