Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Congratulations on your co-op offer! It is very common for companies to look at their co-op and internship program as a pipeline for full-time employment, so I don't think you are being misled. Keep in mind, there will be a few factors that come into play when you are being considered for a full-time role and your performance will more than likely be the primary determining factor. In addition, there is always a chance for unforeseen circumstances so there is the potential that if the needs within a company shift, a full-time position could potentially no longer be a possibility. However, if a company tells you that if you perform well, you'll be offered a full-time position upon successful completion of the co-op then I would trust what they are saying is accurate.