DONâ€™T forget about cooperative education, which isnâ€™t written about much but because of persistent unemployment may see a comeback. Students in college co-op programs work in the field of their major while theyâ€™re in school, either concurrently or by alternating semesters of work and study. They earn money and develop relationships with employers, many of whom hire them after they graduate. Interested? Consult the Directory of College Cooperative Education Programs at your local library, or ask your studentâ€™s guidance counselor if he or she has a copy.