What are the Co-Ops like?
The student experiences two co-op positions. One position is in the "front of the house" or guest contact area, the additional co-op is completed in the "back of the house" or non-guest contact area. See below for a listing of winter positions.
How many hours per week?
Students work an average of 35 hours per week during the co-op term. Many RHM students continue working on days off through the spring.
Does the student get paid?
Students are paid the prevailing wage for the positon. Average winter term co-op earnings are approximately $4,310 per student.
Are there courses at the same time? How does the co-op work? How many credits?
Each Co-Op is 9 credits. Co-Op I and II classes are held on Tuesday afternoons each week during the winter term. It is here where the students share experiences from the most recent week in addition to class discussion on management development topics such as leadership, communication, motivation of hourly employees, financials and marketing effectiveness.
The student has additional course work: weekly assignments, homework, and term long projects focusing on operations.
Students are evaluated by her/his supervisor several times during the term. The student has one-on-one debriefings with the Killington Co-Op Coordinator and RHM faculty after each of these evaluations.
Many Co-Op II students have the opportunity to become team leaders, with the responsibility for 6-8 employees.
Front of the house:
Back of the house: