The co-op program will place students in on- and off-campus jobs. The skills and experience learned should position them for pathways into corporate and entrepreneurial settings upon graduation from Wilberforce.
This represents an intentional re-imagining of the co-op program at Wilberforce, which was one of the first at an historically black college and university (HBCU).
Wilson said he spoke with the university’s leadership to reexamine the relevance of the program for 21st Century Wilberforce students, particularly addressing the changing needs and demands of the corporate workplace and entrepreneurial landscape.
The Wilberforce University Foundation is the university’s primary fundraising and gift-receiving organization, which was recently established as a nonprofit, tax exempt organization.