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Co-ops in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Drexel University's Co-op program has a more than 80 year history and is one of the oldest and largest co-op programs in the world. Students graduate with 6-18 months of full time employment experience, depending on their choice of a 4-year or 5-year program. The majority of students in ECE choose the 5-year program and graduate with 18 months of full-time work experience, and often a job offer from their third co-op employer or from a connection made from one of their co-op experiences.

For the 2011-2012 academic year, the Steinbright Career Development Center had a co-op placement rate of 99% for electrical and computer engineering majors.

Top co-op employers for electrical engineering majors include:

  • AT&T Mobility
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Comcast Corporation
  • EwingCole
  • Exelon Corporation (PECO)
  • Lockheed Martin
  • NAVSEA
  • PJM Interconnection LLC
  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc
  • U.S. Federal Aviation Administration

Top co-op employers for computer engineering majors include:

  • Comcast Corporation
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Micron Technology, Inc
  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • PJM Interconnection, LLC
  • SAP America
  • Susquehanna International Group LLC
  • UNISYS Corporation
  • Woodward McCoach Inc

Highlights of ECE student co-ops

Computer engineering major Tajik Choudhury was a Software Development Engineer at Amazon, Inc.

Computer engineering major Tamine Mokdissi spent her spring term as a research assistant in Drexel's Privacy, Security, and Automation Lab in the CS department, and her summer term at Microsoft's Explore Microsoft Internship Program.

Electrical engineering major Jamie Howard spent a term in Maxixe, Mozambique volunteering at Chicuque Rural Hospital as part of Drexel's weServe program

Computer engineering major Duc Nguyen spent a co-op as a research assistant in Daejeon, South Korea at the KAIST Hubo lab.

Electrical engineering major Van Nguyen spent a half of his co-op in Singapore as a Apple iPhone App Developer for Tan Kim Lian & Associates, and the other half in Vietnam as a Game Developer for Glass Egg.

For more information about the co-op process, please contact the Steinbright Career Development Center. For more information about international co-ops specifically, please see the SCDC International Co-op page.