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What is co-op?

Drexel University’s cooperative education program is one of the largest and most respected co-op programs in the world. Co-op students alternate periods of full-time professional employment with periods of classroom study, while employers gain valuable contributions from energetic young professionals.

Over 1,500 employers across the United States and in 35 countries around the world partner with Drexel’s Steinbright Career Development Center. Each year, approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students participate in the program nationally and internationally.

With more than 23,500 students, Drexel University is the 14th largest private university in the United States. Drexel is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with an additional campus located in Sacramento, California and Burlington County, New Jersey.

Drexel co-op students are available to work year-round during six-month co-op cycles. The fall/winter cycle runs from September to March, and the spring/summer cycle runs from April to September.

International Co-op Highlights

A source of innovation and energy: Drexel’s high quality education prepares co-op students to bring fresh perspectives and suggestions to the workplace that lead to significant contributions.

Opportunity to develop global talent: International student employees bring knowledge of the international marketplace to your organization, as well as become ambassadors for your brand around the world.

Continuous staffing: Co-op cycles operate 12 months of the year, allowing employers to fill positions year-round.

Bottom Line Impact: Drexel co-op is an effective way for employers to develop high quality future employees and keep recruiting costs down.

Gratifying: Co-op employers have the opportunity to become involved in the educational process, helping students along their career paths.

To learn how your organization can partner with Drexel University’s Steinbright Career Development Center, please email us or call 215-895-2185.