Cooperative Education Founded in 1919, Drexel's cooperative education program was one of the first of its kind, and it continues to be among the largest and most renowned. Drexel Co-op provides professional employment experiences for students, giving them the opportunity to test-drive a career before they enter the workforce. The benefits are obvious—during their time at Drexel, students experience up to three different co-ops. Drexel Co-op connects them with industry leaders and brings their cooperative education experiences back into the classroom. Because of this, Drexel students graduate having already built a professional network, and they typically receive higher starting salaries than their counterparts from other schools. Through the co-op program: Students choose from more than 1,600 employers in 32 states and 51 countries, or conduct an independent search. Students obtain positions with major corporations such as Amazon.com, Google, NBC Universal, Lockheed Martin, JP Morgan, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Comcast Corporation, and Johnson & Johnson. Drexel's Steinbright Career Development Center provides students with invaluable resources, including career counseling, workshops, job fairs, and résumé reviews. Co-op students are entrusted with projects vital to the day-to-day functioning of the workplace. The majority of co-ops are paid and of those that are paid, the median paid six-month co-op salary is more than $17,680. To learn more about the cooperative education program, visit the Steinbright Career Development Center website.