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Explore the Ariel Career Experience

The mission of Ariel's Engineering Co-Op Program is to attract high-level performers, develop their leadership talent, improve participant productivity, develop a line of succession for Ariel, and strengthen our corporate competitive advantage. 

We provide our co-op students with opportunities to develop skills and behaviors through hands-on learning and exposure to a professional manufacturing environment. The program is designed to prepare the student for professional work and incorporate classroom knowledge with real-world experience.

Want to participate? We are looking for talented people to join us – read on!


Ariel Co-Op Program: What to Expect

Co-Op Perks

FREE housing for the term of your co-op assignment means money saved for you or your parents. Ariel offers safe, clean, furnished apartments within a 10-minute commute of Ariel's main facility (some within walking distance). Each unit includes basic cable, high-speed wireless internet, and all utilities. 

The best part about our program is that it's not too big and not too small. Additionally, the program offers social events planned by the company or by students. The company-scheduled events include our summer company picnic at Cedar Point, a company-sponsored golf outing at the Mount Vernon Country Club, Ariel sponsored golf league, Ariel Cruise-In car show, and co-op receptions.


Ariel strongly believes in the right balance between work life and home life. There is plenty to do in and around Mount Vernon to maintain that balance! Mount Vernon has a variety of small markets, grocers, and restaurants in the area. 

Polaris and Easton Malls are located within a 30-minute drive from Mount Vernon and offer an even more comprehensive shopping and entertainment experience. Nationwide Arena and the Schottenstein Center host many live concert events throughout the year, and professional hockey and soccer teams are located in the Columbus metro area.




What Makes Ariel Different

Student Selection


First Rotation

Second Rotation

The Co-Op Program Manager and Mentor

Final Presentation


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