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Cooperative Education

Cooperative education at Drexel enables undergraduate students to balance classroom theory with practical, hands-on experience prior to graduation. Students alternate classes with full-time employment through University-approved employers. Generally, students are on co-op for a six-month period, alternating with six months of classroom study. Cooperative education at Drexel is a degree requirement for most majors.

Drexel has responded to the burgeoning global market by providing students with the opportunity to gain international exposure through co-op. International co-op provides students with the experience of working in the global economy and the opportunity to develop relevant cross-cultural skills in an increasingly global society.

For more information, please visit the Steinbright Career Development Center, which is responsible for coordinating the university’s co-op program.

Co-Op Stories

Andrew Carver

Andrew Carver

Tesla was a very attractive choice as my second co-op for many reasons, mostly due to the large influence the company currently has. Also, electric cars (Teslas specifically) are awesome!"

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Janette Danella

Janette Danella

Crayola was my second co-op experience, where I was able to work in Research & Development. The natural creative environment that is R&D, coupled with the creative minds of the ‘Crayolians’, was an experience unlike any other I have ever or will ever have again.

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Frederick Wachter

Frederick Wachter

“As my first co-op, I had the opportunity to be a research engineer at University West’s Production Technology Center research group called Production Technology West (PTW) in Trollhättan, Sweden."

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Christopher Wiley

“Currently on my first co-op, I am working with the Naval Surface Warfare Center. I am assisting Engineers in performing evaluations of ship systems and equipment to support in-service engineering and test and evaluation projects. This work requires me to travel to ships and contractor test facilities."

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