Benefits of Co-op The advantages of Drexel Co-op are obvious. Drexel students have the opportunity to work in their fields of study, exploring potential careers with well-known companies such as Google, Amazon, and Johnson & Johnson. They connect with leaders of today, not tomorrow, and bring that real-world knowledge back to the classroom to share with peers. Students with co-op experience are more likely to be competitive for career-level positions than peers from other institutions when they graduate. They also have the practical foundation needed to gain entry to some of the top graduate schools in the country. In addition to providing students with an income if they have a paid co-op, co-op continues to benefit graduates over the course of their careers. Because they have gained real-world professional skills, Drexel graduates are often hired at a higher salary level than most college graduates. After Graduation Because you will have gained the real-world know-how and professional skills that come with Drexel Co-op, it is likely that you will be hired at a higher salary level than most college graduates when it's time to begin a career. Aside from the obvious benefits of a higher salary, an additional benefit is that increased earning capability can help you with a more timely payment of any loans incurred while at Drexel. Learn more about the Value of Drexel. You can also view more information about Drexel's cooperative education program.