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We are a not-for-profit supporting UT Student Success

Why work at The Co-op?

The University Co-op is an independent bookstore and the largest Longhorn retailer; but we’re more than just a store.

As a not-for-profit, 100% of the profits from our retail business have benefited the students, faculty and staff at the University of Texas at Austin through funding, sponsorships, academic awards, and internship programs.

The Co-op is a proud partner of UT's Longhorn Center for Academic Equity. Learn more about the LCAE Internship program here.


Perks & Benefits

Employee Discounts

40% off on most general merchandise, school and art supplies, graduation regalia, and 40% off physical textbooks.

Flexible Schedules

One of many ways we support our student workers is by offering flexible schedules that work with their classes.

Co-op Location

Our store located right across the street from The Tower, adds convenience for employees to get to and from class.

Our Core Values


Our commitment to Integrity, Transparency and Tradition.


Our commitment to Diversity, Inclusiveness and a Spirit of Homecoming.


Our commitment to Caring, Encouragement and Partnership.


Our commitment to Excellence, Accountability and Results.


Additional Opportunities


Each year, we support the Longhorn Center of Academic Equity's College-to-Career internship program by offering students two-year paid internships which help them get hands-on experience in their fields. Internships are offered in all departments including Textbooks, Finance, Buying, Operations, Marketing, IT, and more.

Applications for the program open at the beginning of each fall semester and interested candidates are welcome to attend info sessions during the fall semester and can apply before December. Watch our employment openings and social media for the internship application.

Learn more about the LCAE Internship

Co-op Board of Directors

Every year during the annual campus-wide election, two UT students are elected to serve as representatives of the UT student body on the University Co-op Board of Directors. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that you do not want to miss out on.

The positions are open to full time students at UT Austin, who have completed a minimum of twenty four (24) hours credit in residence and have at least a 3.2000 grade point average. Graduate students who have completed twelve (12) hours credit in residence are eligible to apply. Candidates must be able to serve for two years while maintaining full time student status.

These positions share equal responsibility and voting rights with the entire board consisting of two additional students, four faculty members, two independent members and a chair.

Learn more about the Board of Directors