a not-for-profit giving every penny of profit to course material scholarships for longhorns

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 Center For Learning and Leadership (CLL). Learn more about the CLL program here.

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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.

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Daniel, Lead sales Associate

"Being a part of the Co-op has allowed me to gain a diverse range of professional experience and work in an environment that is vibrant with tradition all while meeting some amazing people along the way."

Keely, Lead sales Associate

"I love working at the Co-op because it's allowed me to grow my leadership skills and form really great relationships while doing so! It's also very close to campus which is such a convenience during the school year, plus I love all of the school spirit. Hook 'Em!"

Perks & Benefits

Employee Discounts

Employees get 40% off most general merchandise and 40% off physical course materials!

Mission Driven

The only longhorn store that gives back to UT students!

Fun Enivronment

We’re dedicated to creating a fun and engaging work environment focused on learning and development!

Additional Opportunities


Each year, we support the Center For Learning and Leadership (CLL) 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 CLL 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

The University Co-op values and welcomes all people with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.