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Co-op Opportunities

Classroom learning, research, projects, papers, and exams are all critical to academic pursuit, but real-world experience can set you apart from other new graduates. Drexel Co-op balances classroom theory with practical experience.

Depending on your major, Drexel Co-op offers the opportunity for you to gain six months of work experience in a University-approved practical, major-related position consistent with your interests and abilities. Many co-op positions are paid, though some students choose to accept unpaid co-ops for experience with a particular company.

Because the academic calendar is based on a quarter system, you are able to alternate between periods of full-time classroom study and full-time employment and complete your degree in as little as two years. Your major determines which quarters you attend classes and which you work full-time.

The benefits are obvious:

  • Students can choose from over 1,500 co-op employers in 33 states and 48 international locations or conduct an independent search.
  • The average six-month paid co-op salary is more than $16,000.
  • Students obtain positions with major corporations like GlaxoSmithKline, Unisys Corporation, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, Comcast, and QVC, Inc.
  • Graduates with co-op experience typically receive significantly higher starting salaries.

Drexel Co-op Opportunities

Drexel at BCC offers co-op opportunities in the following majors:

Major Full-Time Program Length Drexel Co-op
Biological Sciences  Two years One Co-op
Computer Engineering Three years One Co-op
Computing and Security Technology Two years One Co-op
Culinary Arts Two years One Co-op
Electrical Engineering Three years One Co-op
Engineering Technology Two years One Co-op
Mechanical Engineering Three years One Co-op

Explore the Drexel Co-op Process

  • Co-op Preparation – Our co-op coordinators will guide you through the process.
  • Co-op Results – Drexel Co-op can provide additional income and get your career off to a great start.